Play & Learn 4

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 by Gymboree Talks

“Side by side, side by side, let’s all play, side by side.” Can children at this stage really play side by side? No it’s more parallel play where children are playing alongside, but not “with” other children in side by side toddler activities.  Play & Learn 4 allows children to develop social skills with side by side activities, such as rolling balls down a ramp. If one child is not ready to roll the ball down, maybe I’ll watch and hold onto my ball, I’m not ready to let it go. It’s a joy watching these children make their own decision of how to explore activities in class. With that said, the exploration of our little “Problem Solvers” is always amazing.

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