Musings on how children learn best through play and The Project Approach in action
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Stepping Stones Museum for Children
I wanted to publicly thank Stepping Stones Museum for Children for creating the Playful Practices in Teaching Award. The people that run the wonderful museum in Norwalk understand how young children learn and know that play is critical to their development. They are putting a great deal of effort into outreach programs to try and embrace and educate teachers, administrators and legislators as to importance of not letting this vital approach to learning be shoved aside for seat work. Children need to build, create, dress up, sing, dance, make music, touch, feel and taste their surroundings to make it meaningful. Stop by Stepping Stones and talk to their docents. Plan a trip there with your family or your class. Be inspired to play again!