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Preschool Teacher Jennifer Casa Discusses the Benefits of Play-Based Learning in Cleveland Jewish News Story

Preschool teacher Jennifer Casa was quoted in a recent Cleveland Jewish News story 
 
about how play and other activities can help children learn. She states, "Children naturally gravitate toward play-based activities, which present opportunities at every turn to foster their social, emotional, and physical development. Increased social interactions for children allow them to learn to be inclusive of others and develop an appreciation of what it means to be a good friend.” She discusses how games, puzzles, and participating in story time are all good examples of play-based activities. Jennifer explained, "When a child is doing something such as solving a puzzle, it is helpful for educators not to direct them on how to solve it, but rather to ask questions such as 'What do you think?' 'What do you notice about this?' or 'How do you think you can solve this?' Click here to read the whole story.
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