october, 2016

25oct4:00 pm6:30 pmConnecting the Dots Between Play and LearningMarsico's 2016 Early Childhood Community Lecture

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Interest in play as an important aspect of early childhood development is enjoying a resurrection, especially as a reaction against the encroachment of academic standards on preschool and kindergarten curricula, but play is not the opposite of learning. They share many connections theoretically and a growing body of research supports this link.In fact, play might lead to improved learning through its role in developing executive function skills, or the neuro-cognitive skills needed for self-control, which, in turn, are vitally important for school readiness and beyond.

All are invited to join us for this years Community Lecture event featuring childhood development expert Dr. Stephanie M. Carlson, who will share how engaging in pretend play and self-distancing strategies (such as role play) are proven to be beneficial for young children.

Please note: this is a FREE event, and anyone who wishes to is welcome to come!


(Tuesday) 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm MST


Morgridge College of Education Katherine A. Ruffatto Hall University of Denver

1999 East Evans Ave, Denver Colorado 80208


Marisco InstituteJessica.Craig@du.edu

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