The Importance of Play

Depending upon where you are located, you may have parents who are overly concerned about academic achievment. Pushing two year olds! Spreadsheets for acheivement for children!  Bragging on worksheet! OH MY!
Here is an article I thought you might find helpful, if you are in that neighborhood! http://www.braininsightsonline.com/
How I wish I could convey to all concerned that “playing” with red rods teaches so much more about quantity, and thus math, than a million worksheets!  If we only “allowed” our youngsters the right kind of “play” we would not have droves of remedial math classes in every community college.
A balanced view would be so much healthier than either push or neglect.  Playing in an enriched environment makes cognitive development child’s play.
 
 

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