importance of play

Kindergarten Readiness – Don’t Wait to Play

Did you happen to see  the headlines this earlier this week: First Ladies Play With Kids. The Mexican President’s wife Margarita Zavala accompanied First Lady Michelle Obama to an elementary school where they hopped, skipped and played with the kids. The key word is Play. Play is children’s work; that’s how they learn. When we help children learn something new our most effective teaching tool is play. As parents, coaches, caregivers, grandparents, whatever role we have in the lives of kids, we need to learn to structure the activity around play. This weekend enjoy some time just playing. It’s how children learn and how we renew.  No need to wait.