by: Michelle Yoder, OTR/L
In the gym at our clinic hangs a sign that reads, “Children at Work”. In our world, that translates to “Children at Play” because a child’s occupation is to play! Children learn so much through their daily play. Their “work” allows them to explore new environments, manage the materials and sensory motivators in their surroundings and, very importantly, discover how and why things work.
But, just like an adult, a child’s “work” must be meaningful and fun in order for true learning to occur. Whether you’re introducing and teaching math, reading or handwriting, keep it fun. By doing so, you can be confident that your child will engage more with the learning process and ultimately be more successful.
Need more ideas to add fun to your child’s “workplace”? Check out these fun activities from our Pinterest board – “People Who Make Learning Fun.”