Play is a critical part of child development. It allows children to problem solve, cultivate their imaginations, discover their interests, and improve language and motor skills. These competencies arewhat lay the foundation for a child's success in and outside school. With the ability to follow directions,regulate their emotions, and use fine motor skills, a child is more likely to go above and beyond learning goals, and know how to learn from failures and mistakes. For a variety of reason, rangingfrom budget cuts, changes in values, and an increasing emphasis on academic scores, play is one of the first aspects of the school day to be minimized or eliminated. Peace Through Play emphasizes the value of play, by providing more time for it.
Peace Through Play's curriculum is thoughtfully curated in order to foster a learning environment in which children are developing life-long skill sets while having fun.
Our game, crafts, and other learning mediums emphasize the importance of five core Social Emotional Learning competencies designated by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL). These competencies enhance the child's executive functioning, creating a well rounded, school-ready student.
Want to learn more about what we bring to the classroom? Check out our Volunteer Resources page to see our Curriculum, Gamesbook, Debriefing Techniques and more!