Jun 15, 2011 Latest WNB Friday Lesson: Learning Through Play – Notes from the Field by our Author Jennifer Stanchfield
This time of year many summer recreation and camp programs are gearing up to begin the season. These programs offer great opportunities for youth to develop important social and emotional skills through a myriad of activities. Though many of these programs offer great structured activities led by adults, it is important to allow some opportunities for free play without a great deal of intervention from adults—situations where youth can practice the important social and emotional skills gained through making decisions, learning how to compromise with each other and resolve conflict.
Students often depend on teachers and other adults to pick teams for games, decide who should go first, or who should be it. These are decisions that to read more click here