"During the school day, there should be extended time for play. Research has shown unequivocally that children learn best when they are interested in the material or activity they are learning. Play — from building contraptions to enacting stories to inventing games — can allow children to satisfy their curiosity about the things that interest them in their own way. It can also help them acquire higher-order thinking skills, like generating testable hypotheses, imagining situations from someone else’s perspective and thinking of alternate solutions."
Tuesday, February 02, 2010
playing to learn
The Op Ed piece Playing to Learn by Susan Engel from the New York Times will be an interesting read for anyone interested in the Wisdom of the Hands. From that piece,