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How many times have you asked your child, "What did you do today?" and received the response, "I played." During your child's "play" time, they are learning many lifelong skills.

We have provided a guide to inform parents what type of skills your child is learning during many of the following activities.

We hope that this information will give you a peek into your child's day and give a whole new meaning to the word "play."

 

Classroom Areas and Skills Learned

Puzzles

We use the following skills as we play in this area:

Fine Motor Skills

Sequencing

Cooperative Play

Decision Making

Discovery

Independent Skills

Problem Solving

Sorting

Turn Taking

Sharing

Thinking Skills

Eye-Hand Coordination

 

Block Area

We use the following skills as we play in this area:

Cooperative Play

Creative Thinking

Decision Making

Discovery

Language

Problem Solving

Sharing

Sorting

Shape Identification

Spatial Relations

Balance

Organization

Cause and Effect

Classification

 

Table Toys

We use the following skills in this area as we play:

Thinking Skills

Problem Solving

Fine Motor Skills

Sharing

Turn Taking

Sorting

Classifying

Patterning

Number Concepts

Making Sets

Cooperative Play

Counting

Color/Shape/Size Identification

Thinking Skills

 

Art and Writing Center

We use the following skills in this area as we play:

Cooperative Play

Creative Thinking

Discovery

Experience with Art Materials

Fine Motor Skills

Independent Skills

Integrating the Senses

Self-Help

Sharing

Left-to-Right Orientation

Eye-Hand Coordination

Self Expression

Language

Color/Shape/Size Recognition

Group Area and Books

We use the following skills as we play in this area:

Early Reading

Language

Thinking Skills

Social Skills

Enjoyment of Literature

Expand our Knowledge Base

Expand our Attention Span

Turn Taking

Listening

Following Directions

Adding and Subtracting

Counting

Left-to-Right Orientation

Number Concepts

Number Recognition

Patterning

Sequencing

Career Awareness

 

House Area

We use the following skills in this area as we play:

Career Awareness

Citizenship

Cooperative Play

Decision Making

Language

Role Playing

Sharing

Thinking Skills

Turn Taking

Social Skills

Life Skills

Increasing Self-Esteem

 

IPads

We use the following skills in this area as we play:

Turn Taking

Problem Solving

Decision Making

Thinking Skills

Expand our Attention Span

Math Concepts

Listening

Eye-Hand Coordination

Early Reading

Thinking Skills

Following Directions

Sharing

 

Listening Center

We use the following skills in this area as we play:

Early Reading

Listening

Expanding our Attention Span

Fine Motor Skills

Left-to-Right Orientation

Self-Help

Sharing

Thinking Skills

Following Directions