Making Learning Fun

20 Clock Hours / 2.0 CEUs / $60.00

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Course Description

This course applies to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

One of our most popular courses, Making Learning Fun presents a wealth of exciting ideas and techniques for providing terrific learning environments. From cooking projects to music, art, and literacy activities to block play, pretend play, and gardening, you will find enticing ideas for both indoor and outdoor excitement. This course discusses how children learn and your role in children's learning process. Includes interesting and engaging examples of ways to use projects to create fun learning experiences.

See learning outcomes and topics below for more information on what is covered in this course.

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Making Learning Fun
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Course formats

This course is offered in both our coursebook (with required online component/testing) and our fully online format. The online format of this course includes audio narration in most course sections. Click here to learn more about Care Courses' training formats.

Acceptance information

This course is accepted for child care professional development training requirements in most states and for the CDA credential and for CDA renewal training requirements.

Learning outcomes

After completing Making Learning Fun you will be able to explain the importance of play in young children’s learning; discuss your role in making learning fun for children; identify the benefits of a developmentally appropriate approach to early childhood curriculum, and much more! Click here to read all of this course's learning outcomes.

Topics covered

  • The value of multi-sensory experiences
  • Play as the developmentally appropriate way to learn
  • Types of play
  • Your role in children’s learning
  • Appropriate challenges
  • Functional learning centers
  • Inclusion of all children
  • Emergent curriculum
  • The project approach
  • Learning through creative art activities
  • Setting up an art center
  • Fun and learning with playdough
  • Play, learning, and emerging literacy activities
  • Learning through music
  • Block play and development
  • Setting up a block center
  • Pretend play and development
  • Setting up a pretend play center
  • Fun with woodworking
  • The benefits of outdoor play
  • Outdoor learning centers
  • Fun and learning with gardening
  • Learning with sand and water play


Must be able to fluently read and write English.

Instructional methodology

Read written material, view videos, listen to audio segments.

Assessment methods

Multiple choice quizzes and written assignments.

What our students say about Making Learning Fun  

"I received my course just a day or so after ordering it, thank you for getting it out to me so quickly. I have finished the first lesson and enjoy the freedom of studying when I can fit it into my already busy day. I am looking forward to implementing the ideas from the course into my classroom, to ensure my children are having fun while learning." - Finksburg, Maryland

"I have appreciated Care Courses for years as resources for CEUs and CDA requirements. The courses are informative, easy to understand and I like being able to work at my own pace. And keeping coursebooks that I have successfully completed are a great resource to review from time to time. Thank you." - St. Paul, Minnesota

"Thanks for the care during the course!!  I am well on my way to a renewal CDA. Thanks to the staff for the wonderful courses. I really enjoyed the books and the reading. Thanks again." - Albuquerque, New Mexico

"Everything is going wonderful so far! The coursework was very insightful, fun to learn, and an easy read! There were so many issues touched on that increased my knowledge of certain childcare issues even further, overall very good quality work you provide!" - Woodville, Texas 

"First, I want to thank you all for coming out with these wonderful courses. After working 10 or 11 hours a day, I find myself so tired that the last thing I want to do is attend evening courses. These courses have allowed me to get the hours that I need. In the past, I have enjoyed many of your courses and none have been so interesting as this one. I have to say that this course was a real challenge for me. It must be my age, ha, ha, I will be 68 years old and near my retirement. However, it has been 25 years of pure enjoyment. I think the kids have kept me alive. For our project that we did hands on, we planted beans -- one day we were having bean tacos and the children wanted to know where beans come from and I decided that this would be a good idea for our project since it would be easy but a little messy and fun for the little ones to do. We spread out newspapers and sat on the floor. Each one had their own paper cup and a little dirt and a few beans. I did the first one and they followed. In about a week they could see their plant growing and were very happy. Thank You." - Irving, Texas

"The first course I am working on,  "Making Learning Fun," is incredible.  I am impressed with the material; it is new information, interesting, and is info I'll share with my co-workers at our preschool. The idea of projects in the classroom sounds wonderful!" - Pflugerville, Texas

Completion deadline

This training expires 12 months from the date of purchase. Courses must be successfully completed by their expiration date in order for the student to receive a certificate.

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