During my childhood one of my favourite things to do were reading stories and listening to them on the radio. What I remember the most are those long and warm-hearted evenings we spent in our summer holiday home, surrounded by the scent of freshly mowed grass creeping into our noses... I adored the feeling of climbing into my snuggly bunk bed and wrapping within enormous blankets and surrounding myself with more than plenty of pillows. But I did that for one sole reason – to listen to my dad’s calming voice as he read adventurous stories to me.
There are a few serious words in our title today - INTEGRATED LEARNING and PLAY. Let’s unpack them to get a full picture of how integrated learning through play can be easily implemented and practiced with our children.
“Play is the highest form of research” and it is complex in many of its aspects. It is important to remember that playing should be fun. It is a form of activity that doesn’t have an end product, no time pressure, therefore there is no fear of failure.
Flockmen belongs to the building blocks toy family which is one of the most popular and imagination-rich categories of all times! But this won't be an article on building block history, so let's get started with 7 tips to jump-start your play ideas. But before we begin remember that fantasy is valuable aspect of play!