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Play to Classrooms

The time when we embrace the need for children to be active not only in the playground but also in the educational setting has never been higher. There is a significant amount of research that supports the idea of experiential learning. So it begs the question: why not utilize playgrounds and preschool playground equipment to help teach the curriculum in active ways? Playgrounds can help make possible an interactive introduction of these classic children’s stories to young children. Play can be coupled with regular curriculum to aid learning and multiple literacy activities can be setup by teachers for students.

The literacy activities involve finding words, letters and images from the stories on the play equipment. Children must actively partake and look around the play area during these activities or perform events from different stories. This would in turn help to support literacy skills such as reading, speaking, listening, and comprehension in active, creative and fun ways on the school playground and in the classroom.

The simple matter of fact is that children are energetic and love movement, and since we’ve established that they learn better during play, it only helps further the cause for bringing play to classrooms. When you have children them actively participating in learning, they feel in control and remember better. Every child can benefit from teaching of this sort. It is the duty of every teacher and parent in our opinion, to be more creative when finding more ways for children to learn. And it is even more so important to have them learn through physical activities. Children are built to learn while moving and having hands-on experiences and there’s simply no better way to do that than the classroom.