Learning Outcomes for Making Learning Fun

Lesson 1: How Children Learn

After completing Lesson 1, 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.
  • explain strategies to assume an appropriate and beneficial role in children’s learning.
  • Lesson 2: Making Learning Fun with Projects and Creative Art

    After completing Lesson 2, you will be able to

    • identify strategies for implementing the project approach in early childhood programs;
    • discuss the benefits of process-focused art experiences;
    • recognize how to select creative art activities;
    • explain strategies for creating an effective art learning center.

    Lesson 3: Making Learning Fun with Emerging Literacy and Music

    After completing Lesson 3, you will be able to

    • describe ways in which children develop emerging literacy skills;
    • discuss strategies for providing creative emerging literacy experiences to children in your program;
    • describe ways in which children learn through music;
    • discuss strategies for providing creative music experiences to children in your program.

    Lesson 4: Making Learning Fun with Active Indoor Play

    After completing Lesson 4, you will be able to

    • describe ways in which children learn by playing with blocks;
    • explain the role of pretend play in children’s learning and development;
    • identify skills that children develop by participating in cooking activities.

    Lesson 5: Making Learning Fun with Outdoor Play

    After completing Lesson 5, you will be able to

    • discuss the benefits of outdoor play for young children;
    • describe how to set up the outdoor play area in ways that promote children’s development and learning.

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