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.
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
Why Children Need to Play by Dr. Millie Almy, a pioneering researcher and advocate for early childhood development.
Teaching your child emotional agility, by KJ Dell'Antonia, New York Times, October 4, 2016
The decline of play in preschoolers — and the rise in sensory issues - The Washington Post by Valerie Strauss, September 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, October 1, 2015
Kindergartens Ringing the bell for Play inside Classroom by Motoko Rich, June, 2015
Getting Kindergarten Right, by Jan Linowitz, May, 2015