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    • Jill Dahm

      "The Future of Education is Play" Child's Play Music. "I know only too well that play-based learning is under serious threat in the US (and to a lesser extent here in Australia too) ... we are living in a time where most teachers are worried about teaching to the test and hitting standards. And that is a tragedy. When play goes, learning goes. We have over 100 years of solid research that shows that the natural way for young children to learn is through play" [from the post]

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      "The Future of Education is Play" -Collage of children playing

    • Nicole Lynn

      Play-Based Learning... let the kids play! Why play is importance for children.

    • Michelle Mohlman

      There’s a lot of questioning now about “The Future of Education”. But the answer is simple: The Future of Education is Play. This is exactly how I feel! I'm so overwhelmed with the fact that my Kindergarten age child i supposed to be reading and spelling at this point! Seriously?!

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    The Future of Education is Play | childsplaymusic.c.... "Play-based learning is under serious threat: we are living in a time where most teachers are worried about teaching to the test and hitting standards. That is a tragedy; when play goes, learning goes. We have over 100 years of solid research that shows that the natural way for young children to learn is through play." #Play #Education #Kindergarten #Preschool #Teaching #Teachers

    This is really cool! I can only hope that I am teaching when education gets to this. True 21st Century Learning

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    Children who play are happier and perform better in class

    Click through so that you can read this. It is a great poster to share with parents and an essential one to put in front of all elementary principals and their teachers.

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    Apple Play Dough Invitation to Play - use this as a starting point for me to make other centers like this

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    Invitation to Play & Learn with Numbers. Fabulous for enticing skill practice such as number recognition, counting, writing numbers, grouping, representation etc