Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Learn through Play and Mom's Library

Welcome back to another week of Mom's Library at Ready-Set-Read. Each week I cohost Mom's Library with TrueAim and a group of mom bloggers. This is a linky party where you can share activities for kids, recipes, devotionals, tips for moms, etc. Not only can you share your ideas, you can also find wonderful ideas in the "library" link up each week. When you share your idea, you have the opportunity to be featured on the Mom's library pinterest board or on a post by one of the mom librarians. This week I am featuring great ideas that were shared last week that focus on ideas to learn through play. 
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Featured on Mom's Library: Learn With Play

In the past week, I've had numerous conversations with early childhood experts, kid bloggers, and moms about the importance of play in early learning. I've engaged in discussions with educators and concerned parents about how play is fading from many kindergarten programs. Often play is misconstrued as a waste of time. Many parents think the focus should be "more academic". Today I am sharing some awesome ideas of learning through play. All of these ideas will challenge your child's mind to develop in a playful way!

Three Billy Goats Gruff Sensory Activity Bin from Growing Book by Book-- learn a fabulous fairy tale and explore descriptive language through play
Jack and the Beanstalk Sensory Tub and Story Retelling from Fantastic Fun and Learning-- continue playing with fairy tales and work on retelling a story
Activities for Kids: DIY Magnet Play from Crystal & Co. -- Let your kids explore with magnets and see what learning occurs
Rolling Truck and Cars from Lalymom -- make cars and trucks with shrinky dinks. Turn them into moveable cars by repurposing some common household items. Use your cars to explore force and motion
Catapult for Kids to Make from Kids Activity Blog-- A catapult would be another great way to explore force and motion!
Sensory Play with Peanut Shells from There's Just One Mommy
Pretend Play Veterinary Center from Little Bins for Little Hands

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  1. Great set of features again this week. Thank you for including our sensory activity bin. Extra bonus points for selecting links that all shared the same colors in them!

  2. always good info and ideas.
    I enjoy reading your blog.

  3. Your linky is really taking off! Linking my Rosh Hashanah resources - this is our theme this week!