Heading to the Farmer’s Market
April 23, 2016
The children planted their very own “farms,” growing lettuce, spinach and beans, and learned all about plant life as they grew and cared for their “crops.”
In the market, they made and sold pretend flowers and food and practiced their writing skills in authentic ways, making signs for their wares and lists of the things they wanted to buy. Math skills were supported by counting out money for each other as they bought and sold goods.
“When children learn through play, their learning is purposeful and meaningful, and is internalized and remembered,” Hendrix said.