Playful learning doesn’t require the latest and greatest toys and technologies. Some of the most valuable learning materials are open-ended items that you probably have at home or can find at little to no cost.
In this article, Jenna Valasek explains how she uses open-ended materials with intentional teacher planning and scaffolding to engage children in active thinking, social interactions, and joyful learning across multiple areas.
In this article, we share contextual information about using the engineering design process our program, including how we adapted a research-based curriculum to meet the individual needs of children with disabilities.
In this article, we discuss the need for teacher candidates to experience play, the equitable benefits of playful learning, and strategies that we use to position play within a standards-based curriculum.
Melanie Loewenstein Toni Sturdivant Josh Thompson
Spending time on the playground is a great opportunity for children to be physically active and engage in various forms of play, as well as develop a variety of foundational social and emotional skills.
Hsiu-Wen Yang Michaelene M. Ostrosky Paddy Cronin Favazza Yusuf Akemoğlu W. Catherine Cheung Katherine Aronson-Ensign