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Playing is Learning
Kim is the mom of two young boys. She wants them to love learning. She wants them to do well in school. She wants them to have good-paying jobs when they get older.
Kim knows she is her children’s first teacher. Her home is her children’s first classroom. Kim has found ways to make learning fun in her home. The more her boys play, the more they learn.
Laundry time is playtime! It is also learning time. Kim’s boys sort the dirty laundry. Joe puts the dark-colored clothes in his basket. Lee puts the light-colored clothes in his basket.
The boys love laundry day! They think laundry sorting is a game. Sometimes they pretend the light and dark baskets are basketball hoops. Socks work well for scoring baskets.
When the laundry is clean and dry, the boys match the socks. Matching socks would be work for Kim. Matching socks is fun for the boys!
The boys have learned the names of colors and patterns by helping with laundry. Sometimes Kim will say, “Who can find the brown socks with the green stripes?” The boys race to see who can find that pair first!
Learning happens in fun, playful ways. Kim’s home is a playground full of learning.