What is one major disadvantage of written examinations? Many educators and parents will agree it takes time to know how well their children fared or where did they falter.
Often in play-based learning, children get immediate and continuous feedback through their action. There is no need to wait for the test at the end of a semester for assessment.
For instance, when a child plays a game of Monopoly well, he gets instant gratification in the form of collecting an awesome amount of rent, and even winning the game. And when he is caught in hide-and-seek, he quickly knows that the previous location was a bad place to hide.
Alas, today, with computer-based learning, children can get their test scores immediately. But I think you know what I mean.
What other examples can you think of where play leads to instant feedback?
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More and more parents believe that stipulating the right hemisphere of the brain is as important as developing the left. However, classes that specifically cater to such holistic development don’t come cheap. So, what can we do if we cannot afford these? The answer is for them to do art.
#14 - Organizing a scavenger hunt or a picnic with your children’s classmates or pre-school friends
#13 - Quilling Art