New Book: Let Them Play
Authors: Jeff A. Johnson, Denita Dinger
Playtime is focused, purposeful, and full of learning. As they play, children master motor development, learn language and social skills, think creatively, and make cognitive leaps. This (un)curriculum is all about fostering children's play, trusting children as capable and engaged learners, and leaving behind boxed curriculums and prescribed activities. Filled with information on the guiding principles that make up an (un)curriculum, learning experience ideas, and suggestions for building strong emotional and engaging physical environments, Let Them Play provides support to those who believe in the learning power of play. Age Focus: 2-6. Softbound.
With that said...now go play already! The best way to prove that play counts, that play is the best way young children learn is to just do it.
Play speaks for itself, and Denita Dinger speaks enthusiastically for play as well. She is passionate about providing positive, play-centered environments that promote self exploration and imagination.
Firmly believing that listening to children will produce the most amazing learning opportunities, Denita thrives on thinking outside the box, and on her toes to enhance play-centered discoveries.
Denita loves to share successful learning moments that began as simple, unplanned play, and have evolved into commonly requested activities. Having spent the last 12 years as a family child care provider and preschool teacher, Denita realizes she has evolved too. Her journey from saying: "This is what we are going to do today boys and girls." to now: "What do you want to do today?" is one that many early childhood professionals struggle with and will relate to.
Denita has a special gift of inspiring others to see the value in themselves, realize the power of play, to think outside the box, be quick on their toes and spread the word that play counts!
Now Shoo! Go play! Have fun with this website, take the ideas and make them your own! Have questions or great ideas to share? Email Denita! She'd love to hear from you! Or better yet, "like" Play Counts on Facebook for even more fun ideas and great networking with other early childhood professionals!
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