There is no “Right Way” to play and learn. Endless studies of children and play have resulted in hundreds of titles available on Amazon. The common element? The value of Play-based Learning … invaluable.
Caregivers have a more important role than anyone else in finding the resources to create that environment
– Alison Gopnik, The Gardener and the Carpenter, 2016
What Constitutes Play? What Constitutes Learning?
With a variety of traditional and technology-enhanced elements of play, P2L offers our students daily exposure to exploratory play, physical movement play, pretend play and game play. And, in each play mode, learning can be engaged through language, motor skills, understanding other minds, improving executive function or perfecting everyday challenges.
Children love to experiment and make observations. Sometimes at home we call it “getting into everything”. At Perform to Learn, we call it imagination and creativity in action!
Learning is always best through firsthand experience – Engagement. The P2L program provides structured “play with purpose” activity as well as individualized student choice-based “play centers”, including time with indoor and outdoor, toys, equipment, materials, and our signature Performing Arts Curriculum.
Providing a variety of play-based Engagement is vital in assisting the student to discover his or her own unique learning style, with emphasis on fun and exploration. While there are differing schools of thought on the specific value of play in early-childhood learning, there is long-standing agreement that play is an essential component of personal, social, and emotional development.
Perform to Learn offers every student the opportunity to play, and Engage, in small age-specific groups and in the larger student body, allowing each child the opportunity to share in a variety of peer/mentor exchanges.
In the course of our assessments, your student will be observed in all areas of Engagement – academic, social, personal.