Thursday, November 5, 2009

Empowered by Common Sense

I have too much to share--Plumtree is now an LLC!--but wanted to direct your attention to this new link on the right hand side of the page. Empowered By Play is a treat for those of us who feel that kids need more play and less everything else. If you think that those folks at Disney need to be run out of town on a rail (or at least far, far away from your children and their friends) this is the place to go for a little companionship. I just had a moment to skim, but I'm going to go back...

And if you are at all curious as to why play is the best thing ever and the best way for our young children to learn, check out the free booklet "The Importance of Play", available through the Community Playthings website. You don't have to have an ECE to understand why the early childhood ed community is pushing back against the wall of direct instruction-style preschool teaching. Academics are certainly important, but the child's work of play provides the best foundation for further learning.

And now I'm off to play "Turn the marble race into a drum kit" upstairs...

1 comment:

Miki said...

Yay!!!!
I am so happy for you =)
And I love you, even if we don't get to see each other much =/
Kiss that cute little man for me <3