“A child’s play is his work.” -Dr. Gary Landreth
At Walnut Acres Children’s Center, this is a quote we take to heart! In our Junior Kindergarten program, we use play in all academic areas to promote learning. Besides practicing important social skills (like making friends and working out problems with each other), playing is essential to brain growth. Here are just some examples of what you may see in our Jr. K classroom/playroom and why we do it:
Most of us would agree that play is important because children experience true joy from it. Our kids reward us with a belly laugh and smile when they are having fun and honestly, what’s better than that?
Click the link below to find out more of the fascinating brain-play connection.
Julie Avery, the Junior K Coordinator, is the teacher that runs the Little Acres Program. She has been working with children over the past 10 years. With Julie's California teaching credential, she will ensure a child's developmental learning through patience, understanding, and quality academic activities.