8 Ways How Do Children Learn Through Play

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1)  When he builds with blocks

2) When he paints a picture

3) When he plays in the doll-corner

4) When he makes a Hanuka gift out of paper and paste

5) When he climbs on the climbing ladders

6) Indoor Play

7)  Outdoor Play 

8) Language, Stories, Music 


8 Ways How Do Children Learn Through Play

8 Ways How Do Children Learn Through Play

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1) When he builds with blocks

He learns to use his  imagination to create something from his own thinking.

He has  the  satisfaction of being able to make something.

He learns about sizes and shapes, weights and balances, height and depth,  smoothness and roughness.

Heals  exercising his body.

 

2) When he paints a picture

He learns about  colors and how he can mix them and use them.

He learns to use his  imagination and transfer his  ideas to paper.

He  gets  emotional  satisfaction  from being able to  express himself.

He learns how to use fine muscle coordination to handle a brush.

 

3) When he plays in the doll-corner

He learns what  the roles of mothers and fathers  and children are.

He understands what  it feels  like  to play at being somebody other than himself.

He  learns  to use his  imagination.

He learns to cooperate with other children.

 

4) When he makes a Hanuka gift out of paper and paste

He learns about doing things for others.

He learns the symbols of Hanukah.

He learns how to use materials  like scissors and paste.

He  learns how to use his  imagination  to make  the kind of present he has  in mind.

He learns about shapes,  sizes,  colors.

 

 

5) When he climbs on the climbing ladders

He learns how to use his body effectively.

He experiences joy in achieving a skill.

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He has the fun and relaxation to be found in bodily movement.

He learns  the  limitations of his body.

He learns  safety and caution.

He learns  to  take turns and to share a piece of equipment.

He learns how to use his imagination and find new ways of using the ladder.

 

These are some of the things children learn from play.  They need good equipment and materials for play,  and skilled teachers to guide them.

In order to give children the necessary wide variety of learning experiences,  the daily schedule has to provide both indoor and outdoor play, with appropriate  equipment for each.

 

6) Indoor Play

Here a child uses  the  creative art materials and the educational toys especially designed to promote certain aspects of his physical and mental development.

The arrangement  of these toys,  their accessibility to  the children,  and the space available for their use

has much to do with how the children use and benefit from them.

Within the classrooms one must find order but not regimentation,  freedom but not license.

It is  the skill of the teacher which provides this setting as well as the emotional  climate of friendliness,  guidance and interest necessary to promote the  child’s learning opportunities.

 

8 Ways How Do Children Learn Through Play

8 Ways How Do Children Learn Through Play

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7)  Outdoor Play 

All children must play freely outdoors for a part of each school day.

Children must have vigorous bodily activity to grow and develop properly.   When children are confined for long periods of time they become either overly active and restless or passive and listless.
It is a law of nature that their bodies crave movement and change.

Outdoor play offers learning experiences to a young child as surely as do indoor activities,  but children cannot be turned out onto an empty playground with the instruction  to “go and play”.

When this happens they will be reduced to jostling with each other,  aimlessly running around, or sitting about  listlessly waiting to  go back inside.

equipment designed to promote bodily exercise is needed for the playground.   Here,  as  in the

classroom,  the role of the teacher is of primary importance.

She has to know where to place the equipment, how to  safeguard the children  from accidents when using it,  and how to help the children to make best use of it.

Many adults are fearful when they think of small children climbing up a ladder or using a swing.

But if the  equipment is the right size for a child,  if it is solidly and safely constructed,  and  if the teacher supervises the children while using it, there is no danger.

Children are more apt to get hurt when they are bored and restless and seek outlet for their natural energy by climbing up the drainpipe (which was not constructed for climbing) or throwing stones or hitting each other.

The  right  equipment prevents this. If, unfortunately,  the playground does not have equipment,  the teacher must  lead the children  in games and activities which will induce them to  run and to move freely,  and which will keep them interested.

 

8) Language, Stories, Music 

In the day care center the children very easily develop their vocabulary through listening to stories,  singing songs and talking with other children and the teacher.

Through these media   they also acquire an  ever-increasing knowledge about  the world.

 

Article source : Preschool Blind Child by Billie Taylor , Colorado School for deaf and the blind

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