|Parent & Child Activity Class|
Growing Together will meet in the Nursery of Hope United
Childcare is not available.
Through play children explore their world, discover how to get along with others, test their skills and muscles, try out new ideas, and feel competent enough to try different activities. Curiosity. Self-esteem. Language. Problem-solving. Mathematics. Cooperation. Endurance. These are just a few of the many kinds of learning involved in play. Observations of your own children's play will soon confirm how much they are learning.
Some of our play is more or less structured: following the rules of a game, acting out a favorite story, or perfecting a complicated dive.
But often the most fun - and the best learning experience for children - occurs when children choose what they want to do. This is called free or self-directed play. Perhaps it is playing with a doll-house, pasting scraps of tissue paper and lace on paper, or skating on the sidewalk.
In all productive play, the fun is in the doing. Children need lots of time to pursue their own ideas, to do things their own way, to see what it's like to be someone else. Adults can encourage children to play in ways that are valuable by setting the stage for them and, when appropriate, extending the children's ideas during play.
Saturday Night Alive!
Family Harvest Festival
HARP Monthly Breakfast