Kindergarten Students Play to Learn
Submitted by Aubrey Spaeth, River Birch Elementary Kindergarten Teacher
Avon kindergarten teachers have been implementing structured play into their daily schedule to promote social-emotional development, problem solving, and other critical skills that are necessary for normal and healthy child development.
Learning through play is vital to help our youngest students to belong, learn, and grow.
The photos below show how Mrs. Spaeth's kindergarten students are using structured play to role play how and what they are learning in class. The students love to play teacher using role reversal and sharing their learning naturally with one another. They use stuffed animals to show shared reading with the stories they learned in Wit and Wisdom, write words on the board learned in Fundations, and create math problems on the board learned in Bridges.
For Avon's kindergartners, even play time is educational.