Promoting the Power of PLAY

Play is not a four-letter word.  Well, technically it is, but that’s not the point!  Do you feel pressured to sit children down, to keep them “busy” to get them working on worksheets?  Do you understand that play is important to learning, but don’t have the words to help others understand why?  High stakes testing and pressure to improve academic performance are stealing the essence of childhood learning and forcing educators into counter-productive practices.  Attend this workshop and learn why playfulness is important to the brain and learning.  Come learn how abstract thought and discipline are built through play!  Come learn how to advocate for play with parents, colleagues, administrators, and lawmakers!  Available as a 1.5 to 3-hour workshop.

 

The Narrative Handout

Fill In the Blanks Handout

Sign = What Kids Learn in Interest Centers

Homework Packet: Research Findings, Philosophy, Practices, and Contract

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Lego Movie Literacy Pack

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Tic Tac Toe Game

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Reading Comprehension Dice Game

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Feelings Dice Game

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Letter Dice Game

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Parts of Speech Dice Game

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