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.

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