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The Global Day of Play is coming (though every day should have some time specifically dedicated to play!).

This is a specific day that educators all around dedicate to allowing the children to just do what children are supposed to be doing— PLAYING! All too often, kids are expected to work, work, work, but it is very important, developmentally, that your child has time to PLAY!

In the classroom, we will be playing. All. Day. Long. Yep. You read that right. Your child will get to play all day at school. While to some, it may seem like a waste of time at school— playing is actually incredibly important for children’s development! It teaches the children turn taking, fairness, friendly competition, cooperation, self-control, language skills, patience, sharing, communication, creativity, strategy, organization, and so many other skills that most adults don’t even realize!

To get this day going, we will need various games sent in to school for the children to share- age-appropriate board games, blocks, Legos, dolls, dress up items, etc. The only exception is no electronics, no screens, no toys with batteries. The goal is to spark imagination, cooperation and creative play. Some examples are below.

We’d also love a few parent volunteers who just want to come play with the kids! Please email me if you are interested and available Feb. 7th between 12:00 - 1:20 and 2:00 - 2:45.