Young children learn best through hands-on, up-close-and-personal, full-contact interactions with the world. The problem many caregivers have with such learning is that kids who so fully engage the world often make a mess of things–a million blocks dumped on the floor, green paint on the floor, and muddy footprints on the carpet.
Based on ideas from our book, Let Them Play, this session looks at why this type of play is an important part of early learning, ideas for managing the mess, and tips to help caregivers support hands-on play.
Understand why hands-on play is important for young children
Leave with tips and strategies for managing hands-on play
Acquire ideas for supporting hands-on play
Jeff A Johnson
Planning Learning Experiences And Curriculum
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Age Group Focus
Toddlers (12 months to 36 months)
Preschool (36 months to 5 years)
School-Age (5 years to 12 years)
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