A Playground to Have Fun…and Learn

by Rodney Hogan on February 18, 2015

When most people think of a playground, they connect it with having fun.  But the playground is also a good place to learn important lessons, like sharing, cooperating (think seesaw) and waiting your turn (waiting on a swing).  It also promotes regular exercise and social interaction.

Children learn to cooperate in games, sharing the toys, swing, etc., conservation of mass with the sand box, conservation of liquid with a water/sand/sensory table, science with a garden, science with bugs, math- counting, matching same/different.

There are many things on a playground that can be made into a teachable moment… finding a frog, well how does a frog start… tadpole, etc.
Almost every situation can become a teachable moment as it provides exercise and fun!

 

 

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