Today I’m talking with Vanessa Levin, experienced early childhood educator and creator of the wildly popular site Pre-K Pages, which is chock full of activities and resources for early childhood teachers. She’s an accomplished trainer and advocate who’s passionate about helping educators teach well AND save time. I asked her to talk with me today about the importance of play in early childhood education with some extra attention to how playful learning can go hand in hand with meeting objectives and promoting literacy.
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As Vanessa mentioned, this is the summit’s third year, and it really is such an amazing event each time. This year in particular, the fact that you can get access to a high-quality professional development conference without leaving your home is a huge win. Plus, as she mentioned, you can watch every single session for FREE for 24 hours after each one posts. You only pay if you want to upgrade to extended access and attendance certification.
The accessibility she’s created here is really commendable, and the line up of speakers she has is amazing. As she mentioned, I was fortunate to be included, but she also has people like Dr. Jean Feldman speaking on the power of play, musician Laurie Berkner on playful music, author Eric Litwin on the Power of Joyful Reading, Jamie White of Play to Learn Preschool on making circle time more playful, book expert Charnaie Gordon of Here Wee Read on Diverse and Inclusive books —- and that list is just a small fraction of the line-up for the summit.
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