For over 75 years, we have encouraged children to discover the joys of learning through their own interest, at their own pace, all while supported with the deepest respect for their dignity and worth.
At Parents & Children, we believe wholeheartedly in PLAY - both free and structured - as the most effective way of learning.
"Ideas come from curiosity."
Through play, children learn to socialize, and in doing so, develop the ability to effectively communicate, negotiate, cooperate, and ultimately, understand and accept that they are a part of a greater community. Through exploration, they develop critical thinking skills and a natural love for learning.
Through play, children develop a deeper connection with the world and readiness skills that lead to greater success, emotional happiness and stability later in life.
Articles supporting play based education:
Want To Get Your Kids Into College? Let Them Play
Scientists Say Child's Play Helps Build A Better Brain
Why Preschool Shouldn't Be Like School
Can The Right Kinds of Play Teach Self-Control?
The Top 5 Benefits Of Play
Promoting The Development Of Scientific Thinking
The Case For Play: How A Handful Of Scientists Are Trying To Save Childhood