A playful learning activity occurs when children learn through play. It’s something children enjoy doing and are able to explore and be creative on their own. There are often very few directions or guidelines because it’s an open-ended activity.
The activity in this picture is a playful learning activity because:
This activity had…
Yes, that’s a lot, but, truly, all I did was choose three different types of items (magnetic letters and numbers, shapes, and counting bears), pour them in a bowl, and set out a few containers. Then, I asked the kids if they wanted to play with the stuff I set out on their table. It took me about 5 minutes to set up because the counting bears weren’t right where I thought they’d be. Super simple and the kids (yes, both of them!) played for over a half hour!
Give it a try! Set out a few different types of items and let your little one(s) play. Aim for 15 or so minutes and see what they discover!
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