Learning Through Play

For the past couple of weeks the Butterflies have been talking about autumn.  While they were having fun baking, singing, drawing etc. they were also learning and practicing a variety of skills.  For example, when we made Apple Pocket Pies the children practiced manual dexterity when they chopped the apples.  They used math when they measure the ingredients.  They had to listen to and follow directions when they assembled their pies.  When they dictated the recipe (a literacy exercise) they used memory and sequencing.  Some of the photos below have information about other skills learned and practiced through play and fun projects.