Infographic showing the 12 Types of Play including Parten 6 Stages of Play [Great info! Kids need some Vitamin PLAY everyday. Thx from Mrs. A at http://123kindergarten.com]

Infographic showing the 12 Types of Play including Parten 6 Stages of Play [Great info! Kids need some Vitamin PLAY everyday. Thx from Mrs. A at http://123kindergarten.com]

Do you know how my 5th grade teacher taught us the planets? She sang it to  us. When her former students would come back and visit, she would always  ask if they remembered the order of the planets. And they’d all end up  singing it back to her. Imagine these big high school juniors and seniors  singing in the middle of a 5th grade class?!

Social Stages of Play

Do you know how my 5th grade teacher taught us the planets? She sang it to us. When her former students would come back and visit, she would always ask if they remembered the order of the planets. And they’d all end up singing it back to her. Imagine these big high school juniors and seniors singing in the middle of a 5th grade class?!

Phonics challenge based on Obb and Bob (phonics play).  Was further differentiated with different coloured words for different groups of children.

Phonics challenge based on Obb and Bob (phonics play). Was further differentiated with different coloured words for different groups of children.

Outdoor Maths: Creating 3D Shapes from Sticks | Creative STAR Learning | I'm a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here!

Outdoor Maths: Creating 3D Shapes from Sticks | Creative STAR Learning | I'm a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here!

Numicon baking - this would be great to teach sharing of numbers...

Numicon baking - this would be great to teach sharing of numbers...

When children play we often just think they're having fun, but research has shown that the benefits of play extend far beyond that in early childhood.

The Importance of Play in Early Childhood

When children play we often just think they're having fun, but research has shown that the benefits of play extend far beyond that in early childhood.

Jean Piaget (1896-1980): Developmental and child psychologist best known for his four-stage theory of cognitive development

Jean Piaget (1896-1980): Developmental and child psychologist best known for his four-stage theory of cognitive development

Characteristics of effective learning display. To be used to support children to talk about their learning.

Characteristics of effective learning display. To be used to support children to talk about their learning.

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