Calendar says July-Brain Says Time to Learn and Play
Summer days are made for kids and play: the brain doesn’t take a vacation when school is out because during play the brain is busier than ever. PLAY is the brain’s favorite way to learn. We can foster children’s brain development by making sure kids get a chance to play.
Following is a page you can print off and put on your fridge or bulletin board. Now, when kids ask, “What can I do?” you will have some ideas ready. Once kids are engaged during play, they will find their own ways to play and things to play with. Learning and development doesn’t take a vacation no matter what the calendar says so go ahead and PLAY.
The moon’s in June, summer vacation comes soon, and parents and caregivers are ready to swoon–could you use some play ideas for kids this month? Here are some ideas that rock.
Below, there is a page you can print off for your fridge or bulletin board with an entire month of play ideas. Use these to fit with your family needs and as an inspiration for other ideas. Kids will come up with their own plays and with their own things to use for play. Rocks seem to hold a special attraction for kids and little ones will often stop just to pick up a stone or bit or gravel. Fortunately, there are so many ways to play with rocks and just like a building that goes up stone by stone, learning can be built rock by rock. Go ahead, rock on, with PLAY.
May I PLAY?
For the month of May, here is a calendar of learn and play activities for preschool and kindergarten age kids. These are suggestions you can adapt and change to your family’s needs and use to inspire your own ideas too.
The right to play is so critical to children’s development that it is enshrined in the United Nations Declaration on The Rights of the Child. It is by playing that the brain makes the millions of pathways needed for higher learning. Forming relationships and connecting to others is also built as children play. So the question, May I Play? is tremendously important. As adults, we need to ensure that children have time, space, and opportunity to play.
How will your child play today?
Mother Nature has played the best trick on us–the brain’s favorite way to learn is PLAY, so here is a whole month of April learn and play fun for kids. The early years are critical for brain growth and development and young children need a variety of play experiences: hands-on, whole body, manipulative, exploratory, social … Continue reading April Learn and Play Fun Activities for Kids – No Foolin’
Isn’t Dinovember just the best month? A whole month of dinosaurs turns all these fun and learning activities into PLAY. Or, is it that PLAY turns learning into fun? Whatever the case, dinosaurs make for really big and exciting times. And the best thing about play, unlike the dinosaurs, it never goes extinct! After all, … Continue reading Dinosaurs + November = Dinovember Fun and Learning Activities
Kids will be singing a happy tune with these June fun and learning play activities. We all know that PLAY rocks. After all, it’s the brain’s favorite way to learn, so we’ll find ways to play with rocks. To a child, rocks are a treasure. Lots of times, kids will stop to pick up a … Continue reading June Fun and Learning Play Activities for Kids
May means spring, so MayBee we can spring into action with more ways to play. Play is the brain’s favorite way to learn, which is very fortunate because the brain develops fastest during the early years. Did you know 90% of the brain develops by the age of 5? The calendar below has more play … Continue reading May Play Activities for Kids: MAYBEE You Can Come Play?
May the Force Be With You and the Force is PLAY!! When we remember 90% of the brain develops by the age of 5, it’s a really good thing the brain’s favorite way to learn is PLAY! Do you need some play and learn ideas for the month of May? Here’s the first week of … Continue reading May Play Activities Calendar for Young Preschool Children
This calendar for the month of A-pril comes with a-play for each day. Print it off and then enjoy the play-of-the-day. A-ctivities can be changed and rearranged as needed. Best of all, with play there is no test at the end (chuckle, chuckle). Play supports all kinds of early learning and development.
It’s quite a trick when April starts with Happy Easter and April Fool’s on the same day but there’s no trick when it comes to fun and learning because the brain’s favorite way to learn is PLAY! Start A-pril with a-play of the day. Check out the calendar below and then come back for more…