Play-Based Learning and Music to Boost Brain Development

Here are some great videos and articles to check out about how children learn while playing, and how we can support them.

Play is Children’s Work: a brief YouTube video on the benefits of play.

Also, check out my post from October 9 for a link to Penn State’s handout on nurturing learning through music and play.

Supporting make-believe play: This is a great article that covers the benefits of imaginative play, gives concrete tips for make-believe games to play with different age groups, and gives tips for choosing pre-schools and children’s activities that encourage make-believe.

Ready to Learn: Dramatic Play. A YouTube video to learn more about dramatic play.

Ready to Learn: Singing Helps Children Learn. A brief video on the benefits of music. For lots more info on music and brain development, look here.



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