Engaging primary learners through play

We came across an excellent resource developed by the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario called “Primarily Play: Engaging Primary Learners through Play.”  The resource includes varied and practical information for teachers about the important role play has in the primary classroom. We know of a number of districts in BC where primary teachers are using the document to engage with and stimulate discussion about learning based play. 

 Chapters include:

  • Why children need to play in school
  • Connections between play and curriculum
  • Planning and decision-making related to play, and
  • Bringing play from practice into policy.

The resource includes:

  • Research from the field about the benefits of play-based learning
  • Scenarios to illustrate important ideas
  • Questions to think about practice, and
  • Personal reflection about the children you teach each day.

Whether you’re a new or an experienced teacher, Primarily Play: Engaging Primary Learners through Play  will stimulate discussions to support play-based learning in the 21st century.

Cost: $20.00 plus tax and shipping.

To order the Primarily Play document visit: http://www.etfo.ca/shopETFO/Documents/PrimarilyPlay.pdf  or call toll free at 1-888-838-3836.

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