Learning through play in preschool

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Learning through play in preschool

There's a term that said a lot in preschools that children learn through play and it is because that's the case. Children definitely do learn through play. It might seem as though the kids aren't learning or doing anything, just by being allowed to play by themselves, however, I feel that's when kids learn the most. It's like when they get to test the boundaries, role-playing, building friendships, using their words, communicating all these rich things that kids get to do when they are playing. However, we like to also include intentional teaching. Which is like a teacher has an objective to teach and it is subliminal the children don't even realize they're learning. It could be as easy as musical chairs to freeze dance where the teachers are leading the children, not just letting them play all day by themselves, but they're leading them in a way that guides them in to making good choices and having fun.

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Renae Plant

Preschooler Director

Australian native Renae Plant saved Los Angeles-based Camelot Preschool on February 14, 2008 along with a handful of parents who believed that Camelot should remain a community preschool. Over the years, Camelot has flourished under her leadership as owner/director. Renae improved the campus with eco-friendly bamboo floors, synthetic grass, themed sand castle and play structures. Her biggest accomplishment was turning a run-down shed, in record time, into an eco-friendly, open plan classroom with natural skylights and a special indoor/outdoor feel. Most recently she planned and added a Kindergarten Program to compliment the school and continues to implement new exciting parent involvement programs as well as Music, Spanish, Yoga and Sign Language.  She oversees the day-to-day running of Camelot as well as juggling her hubby Livinio and three kids, Ilan, Mateo and Deklan, (all of whom attended Camelot) and her bump maternity clothing line.

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