Here is a great guide to the different types of play therapy that can be used by Child Life Specialists to help children in medical environments cope.

I was not aware that there were so many different types of play! We know how important play therapy is as a CLS. This is helpful chart of different types of play and examples to go along with it. Play Therapy - the healing path with children

LEARNING STORIES--this is an interesting idea. Te Whariki New Zealand early childhood curriculum

This shows how to create a learning story as a record of what an educator has seen a child or group of children do during an activity. Great to give to whanau as evidence of a child's learning.

Developing habits and sets of quality that will help and encourage them to learn for the rest of their lives :)

Children need the opportunity to learn and develop the qualities they already have and the skills to be happy and productive human beings whatever the path the might choose as adults later on.

Montessori pouring for young toddlers

Montessori Toddler -- Introducing Water Pouring

From 'Let the children play: Nature’s answer to early learning'

From 'Let the children play: Nature’s answer to early learning' once again reminding parents of the importance of PLAY.

Nicholson How Not to Cheat Children

Intentionality with Loose Parts: Playing, Tinkering and Messing About

This article explains what loose parts are and why they are a big important part of play.

On your preschool and early childhood playground, or even in your back yard, it's important to supply items that are open ended - let the children play: theory of loose parts

Collecting and sorting.

let the children play: learning spaces in reggio emilia inspired preschools. Leaf sorting neat little idea for Sof and i to do in the fall