Learning through Play
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One of the parents in your school says, “I really enjoyed coming to Parents’ Night last week and seeing all the things the children are doing. I was particularly interested in your comments about the materials which enhance cognitive abilities. Why is it so much better to teach children that way instead of just teaching them to count and learn the alphabet”?
How would you respond to this parent? Be sure to include examples that support learning with materials enhances cognitive abilities. Additionally, describe how the learning activities provide a foundation for later success in primary school.
No one will write your assignment for you, but you should consider these things: People seem to learn by means of visual and auditory and hands-on teaching methods. Many people seem to be dominant in one of the three, but not everyone. To be truly effective what do you think teachers need to remember when planning lessons?