For the longest time, I tried to figure out what "learning through play" meant. Some thoughts that ran through my head were: Is it structured? Does it involve planning? What is the role of the teachers. Great post on learning through play!
When children play we often just think they're having fun, but research has shown that the benefits of play extend far beyond that in early childhood. Such a key resource in understanding the effects and benefits of play on early childhood development.
Teaching Strategies mini-poster Objectives for Development Learning Standard 3 Knowledge of Standards and Assessments. Assess,compare, and contrast the effects fo various teaching strategies on individual student performance relative to content standards)