"It turns out that all that time spent playing make-believe actually helped children develop a critical cognitive skill called executive function. Executive function has a number of different elements, but a central one is the ability to self-regulate. Kids with good self-regulation are able to control their emotions and behavior, resist impulses, and exert self-control and discipline."
Want your kids to get into college? Let them play! This article discusses the importance of play and it's impact on children. Written by an early childhood teacher & former preschool director and a professor of medicine & sociology, the authors remind us that "one of the best predictors of school success is the ability to control impulses." Get playing!
eBook: Let Them Play. As they play, children master motor development, learn language and social skills, think creatively, & make cognitive leaps. This (un)curriculum is all about fostering children's play, trusting children as capable and engaged learners, and leaving behind boxed curriculums and prescribed activities. Click the book cover image to check out this online eBook now! DEC username & password is required. SWSi staff & students only. #childdevelopment #childcare
The decline of play in preschoolers — and the rise in sensory issues