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How does Play-Based Learning work?

MDO is a play-based learning development program.  Occasionally we are asked how this works, so below we have listed some practical examples of our play-based learning program and just a few things it teaches your child.

  

When I play "Let's Pretend", I  learn...

Respect for other's feelings
Cooperation
Sharing
Expressive Language 
Independence
Empathy/Understanding of others

When I "read" a book, I learn...

Sentence structure
Listening skills
Sequence
New words
Logical thinking
Story components 

When I play with water, I learn...

Buoyancy
Properties of a liquid
Measuring
Problem Solving
Weight/Density
Taking turns

When I play with art materials, I learn...

Hand-eye coordination
Colors and color mixing
Shapes
textures
Spacial relationships
Creativity and positive creative outlets

When I play with blocks, I learn...

Balance
Design/Creativity
Cooperation
Size/Shape
Position/spacial relationships in 3 dimensions
Clean-up

When I play in the play room, I learn...

Traffic Signs
Position words/language
Coordination
Following directions
Taking turns
Sharing