There’s been a whole lot to take in over the previous few weeks. A great deal of modification. A lot of questions.

The good news is, there’s additionally been a great deal of individuals functioning to make certain our youngest learners remain to be supported through this duration.

Situations being what they are, in a lot of cases this equates to school being packaged in printed kind and sent out home.

While heaps of printed worksheets assist us to seem like a minimum of something has actually been done, as well as may even be a delighted in periodic task for some children, the fact is, if these kids are originating from a play-based program, converting that to at-home support is not rather as simple as making a packet of worksheets.

As one instructor communicated to me, the youngsters in her classroom wouldn’t understand what to do with a packet of worksheets, and absolutely wouldn’t acknowledge it as something related to their college experience.

” This isn’t what institution has actually been for them.”

Yet just because a play-based setting can’t be duplicated as readily just like a photocopy machine, does not indicate it can not be brought home.

This is a challenging time. No question concerning that. However there are chances within each obstacle if we search for them.

While it is testing to equate a play-based educational program as promptly as one would equate a worksheet-based one, there is a remarkable chance to educate parents about the power of play, and to support them as they scaffold a lot more play experiences in their own homes.

What a fantastic advantage that would be to the children we love and also teach!

Here’s exactly how I’m planning to help.


I have actually written a letter to moms and dads, comparable to the Why We Play letters, to clarify some of the basics of just how they can support a play-based environment in the house. You can download that letter completely free right here.

Second: As

component of my e-newsletter, I’ll be sharing simple methods you can lead moms and dads as they support play at residence. This will certainly consist of language you can copy/paste right into your very own once a week newsletter or integrate into your check outs using web platforms. ( If you’re not getting the Not Just Charming E-newsletter, enroll in that regular mailing right here.)


I’m bringing back Q&A Friday.If you have an inquiry regarding supporting youngsters and households in these special conditions that I can help with, send me an e-mail, and also I’ll address as lots of as I can on Facebook live and also Instagram each Friday through April and also May.

My hope is that with these assistances in place, you’ll be able to aid children remain to grow the abilities they have actually been constructing in your classroom all year long, with the included advantage of building a play society in their residences also.

I’m wishing that together, we can not only continue to support and promote play in the lives of the kids we enjoy and also instruct, but that we will certainly also be helping their moms and dads see more of the power in play as well as construct the skills and awareness for supporting it at home and also in institution.

I have been so surprised by the way teachers have actually jumped in to do a lot over the previous few weeks. A lot of you are having circle time or tale time through net platforms. These are a great means to remain to give your youngsters the uniformity and neighborhood of your classroom regimens. Others are making telephone call, creating letters, dropping off shocks, as well as going above and also past in a million various other methods.

Thank you for being so quick to jump in to aid kids as well as their households. It is so motivating to understand that when the world seems to be shaken up, these children are checking out THEIR world and also seeing YOU mirroring love and also hope and reassurance to them.

Thank you for being heroes.

We’re all in this with each other.

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