#learnthroughplay

It does not matter if a play activity is closer to free play or games with a particular learning objective, a prerequisite is that children experience agency and are supported rather than directed. This implies seeing children as capable beings, and providing them with opportunities to exercise their thoughts and actions in a social context in which everyone has the same rights.

LEGO Foundation, 2017

Playful Experiences features Experiences

According to the LEGO Foundation,? We say that we learn by playing when we experience an activity: (1) enjoyable and joyful, which (2) helps children find meaning in what they are doing or learning, which (3) involves active, involved minds and focused thinking, (4) as well as iterative thinking (experimentation, hypothesis testing), and (5) social interactions?

While not all games should have all of these features, it is desirable that all games have at least one. There will be more social games and more iterative ones and that's fine. With knowing them, remembering them and promoting at least one in the games to which we invite our children, it is enough.

Skills for Holistic skills through play

The game promotes different skills, all necessary for the integral development of children. As with game features, it is not necessary for all games to promote all skills. But it is useful to keep in mind the different groups that exist, to keep in mind what we want to promote, what our child needs, and what we want to work on.

Emotional skills promote impulse control and frustration management while promoting confidence and self-esteem. Cognitive skills tend to work on issues of thinking flexibility (changing our ways), solving problems and complex tasks (more than one step) and generating strategies and concentration. Physical skills have to do with motor development, movement, and space. Social skills, with communication, teamwork, negotiation and empathy. And finally, creative skills have to do with the development of ideas and expression.

Play with books

Books are an INCREDIBLE development tool and a great ally for learning through play: playing with books can promote many skills, books are easy to get and fun.

We leave you some ideas to promote learning through play with books in children from 0 - 6 years old. All of these ideas can be adapted to the number of people who want to play them, and you can raise or lower the complexity depending on your child's age and developmental level.

Do you have any other ideas? Write to us so that we can integrate your game to this base.

I Spy

To play

Build your block

To play

Rainbow library

To play

Splash books

To play

Treasure hunt

To play

Let's change the ending

To play

Books are hats

To play

Kim's game

To play

Roads and carts

To play

Sounds are music

To play

Funny costumes

To play

Let's build cities

To play

Book islands

To play

From paper to stage

To play

I feel, I find

To play

The magic Box

To play

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Poncho herrera

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Grandma Rocio

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Moni and Lau

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Grandpa Manuel

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Pamela cardeira

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