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More Than Just Fun: Why We Let Kids Be Kids at St. Philip Lutheran Preschool

The early years of a child's life are crucial for development. Here at St. Philip Lutheran Preschool, we understand that play isn't just fun and games – it's the foundation for a strong academic foundation and a love of learning.


What is Play-Based Learning?

Play-based learning is an educational approach that centers around a child's natural desire to explore and interact with the world around them. It allows children to learn through hands-on experiences, fostering creativity, critical thinking, and social-emotional skills.


Benefits of Play-Based Learning:

  • Cognitive Development:  Play stimulates brain development, encouraging children to solve problems, experiment, and make connections between ideas.

  • Social-Emotional Development:  Through play, children learn to interact with others, share, negotiate, and manage emotions.

  • Language Development:  Play provides countless opportunities for children to express themselves verbally and non-verbally, enriching their vocabulary and communication skills.

  • Physical Development:  Active play helps children develop gross and fine motor skills, coordination, and balance.

  • Curiosity and Motivation:  Play fosters a love of learning and encourages children to explore new things independently.


St. Philip Lutheran Preschool: Nurturing Young Minds Through Playful Learning

At St. Philip Lutheran Preschool, we embrace the power of play-based learning. Our classrooms are designed to spark curiosity and imagination, with inviting learning centers that cater to different interests and developmental stages.


Here's how we incorporate play into our curriculum:

  • Open-Ended Activities:  We provide a variety of materials and experiences that encourage creativity and problem-solving.

  • Teacher-Guided Play:  Our experienced teachers facilitate play while gently introducing new concepts and skills.

  • Social Interaction:  We create opportunities for children to interact and learn from each other in a safe and supportive environment.


Beyond the benefits mentioned above, play-based learning allows children to:

  • Develop a sense of self-confidence and independence.

  • Learn to manage frustration and overcome challenges.

  • Discover their passions and talents.


By prioritizing play, we create a joyful and engaging learning environment where children can thrive.



Is St. Philip Lutheran Preschool the Right Fit for Your Child?

If you're looking for a preschool that values the power of play and fosters a love of learning, we invite you to contact us and schedule a tour! We'd be delighted to show you how St. Philip Lutheran Preschool can help your child blossom and reach their full potential.

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