For centuries, humans have used games and play as a means of helping others understand a variety of topics. In the Middle Ages, the game of chess was used to teach noblemen the strategies of war. However, it was not until the mid-twentieth century that the public began to make the connection between play and learning.
NY Preschool has partnered with Mommybites to discuss the importance of play inside the classroom. We will discuss the history of play and how it is, and is not, new to the classroom.
We will discuss what types of play are important to different areas of development – specifically social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. We will also touch on the link between motor skills and cognition.
Expertly facilitated by Carol Moritz, the Director of the NY Preschool, you’ll walk away from this session with an understanding of how play benefits developmental areas.
Generously sponsored by
Carol Moritz, mother of ten, has a 35 year career in teaching. Carol has degrees in early childhood education and elementary education, with an emphasis in psychology. She has worked with children from birth to college. Carol especially cherishes her time as part of an international staff in Germany. When she is not spending her time being Director of the NY Preschool, she enjoys playing rugby, kayaking, weight lifting and doing all things “Martha Stewart.”
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All class times are in EST/EDT.