As we read today’s devotional in Unwrapping the Greatest Gift with our preschoolers, today’s activity is a simple one. Block play. Block play is one of the most valuable educational activities young child can engage in, and is often overlooked. Studies show that preschoolers and toddlers who play with blocks frequently have significantly higher math skills […]
Lesli and I often get asked what makes A Year of Playing Skillfully unique. Last year at the Midwest Homeschool Convention, we were asked this question so many times that I decided to blog about it.
Play is truly the KEY to lifelong learning. Check out this post that I wrote several years ago about the power of PLAY… One summer morning, I sent my little four-year old upstairs to get dressed for our day of errands. I was confident that he could pick out a pair of shorts and a shirt […]
When my son was about four years old, I bought him his first journal. I had no idea how he would fill the pages, but I knew that I wanted him to be comfortable telling his story. As a child development specialist, I understood that children who connected with the power of words at a young […]