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LEARN: The What & How of Different Stages of Play

According to the dictionary, play is the act of “engaging in activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose.” As it turns out, though, play does have a purpose, and (as obvious as it might sound) it’s important to remember that not all play is the same!   So…why exactly does […]

LEARN: Experiential Play- What, Why & How?

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            When I look back at what I remember best from being a kid, it’s always the things I experienced. What’s Experiential Play? Experiential Play is playtime that gives people the chance to learn through experience and reflection. Instead of having strict rules, Experiential Play allows each person to explore […]

Experiential Learning: Why do we need fun and laughter?

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Brain research tells us that when the fun stops, learning often stops too. Most children can’t wait to start kindergarten and approach the beginning of school with awe and anticipation. Young students often talk passionately about what they learn and do in school. So why do we see so many students lose this enthusiasm? Unfortunately, […]