Gee, All Those Kids Seem To Do Is Play

 Yes, children here at Sandy Hill Preschool do play a lot...75 - 90 minutes per session. During this time there is alot going on. They are meeting friends.

  • Playing with toys
  • Exploring how things work
  • Looking at books
  • Listening to music
  • Sharing
  • Pouring and measuring in the water table or sand table
  • Having different experiences in a mostly child group situation vs. a mostly adult situation
  • Developing and expanding their language abilities
  • Have creative art experiences
  • Learning to share the adult's attention
  • Learning social skills needed to play games and make friends
  • Building with materials that may not be available at home
  • Using "messy" art materials in a space provided for experimentation
  • Trying on different personalities with different clothing
  • Becoming independent
  • Comparing and contrasting different experiences
  • Learning from others while broadening their horizons

 SO YOU SEE, WHAT LOOKS LIKE PLAY IS REALLY HARD WORK!!