Learning to Play. Playing to Learn.
Research shows that imaginative play enhances problem solving and social skills leading to more curious, independent and joyful learners.
Read some articles by early childhood education experts to learn more about this approach to learning.
- Adapting to Change: a Play-Based Program Thrives in a Pandemic—Main Line Parent
Getting Ready for School: Go Out and Play! —Main Line Parent Magazine by Tim Lightman and Amanda Ulrich
- Let the Kids Learn Through Play by David Kohn, New York Times, May 16, 2015
Promoting Language Skills Through Play—Main Line Parent
Taking Playtime Seriously by Perri Klass, M.D., New York Times
Teaching Your Child Emotional Agility, by KJ Dell'Antonia, New York Times, Oct. 4, 2016
Where Child's Play Leads the Way—Main Line Parent
Why Children Need to Play by Dr. Millie Almy, a pioneering researcher and advocate for early childhood development.
- The Decline of Play in Preschoolers, and the Rise in Sensory Issues —The Washington Post by Valerie Strauss, Sept. 1, 2015
- Why Preschool Shouldn't Be Like School by Dr. Alison Gopnik, a leader in the study of children's learning and development.
- The New Preschool is Crushing Kids —The Atlantic by Erika Christakis, January/February, 2016 issue
- The Joyful, Illiterate Kindergartners of Finland by Tim Walter, Oct. 1, 2015
- Kindergartens Ringing the Bell for Play Inside Classroom by Motoko Rich, June, 2015
- Getting Kindergarten Right, by Jan Linowitz, May, 2015