Below you will find information related to play and the importance of play in early education. We encourage you to learn more about why Bright Beginnings Preschool has chosen a play-centered model for early education and we hope you find these resources useful.

Online Articles:

The importance of play in early childhood development (PDF)
Play vs Academics (PDF)
Time for Play Everyday (PDF)
Preschoolers at play show science skills

Recommended Websites:

Alliance for Childhood
Explorations Early Learning
Ooey Gooey
KaBOOM!
Children and Nature Network

Recommended Books

Let Them Play: An Early Learning (Un)Curriculum by Denita Dinger and Jeff Johnson
The Art of Roughhousing by Anthony DeBenedet
Last Child In The Woods  by Richard Louv
Adventure: The Value of Risk in Children’s Play by Joan Almon
Play by Lisa Murphy
Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul by Stuart Brown
The Hurried Child by David Elkind
Consuming Kids: Protecting Our Children From the Onslaught of Marketing and Advertising by Susan Linn
Punished By Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A’s, Praise, and Other Bribes by Alfie Kohn