Language and Literacy
Children expand their development of language by relating what they already know to what they encounter. Play is a way for children to extend their language abilities; it is where new vocabulary can be introduced as well as new ways to use it. It also allows children opportunities to express their point of view, solve disagreements, and persuade peers to work together.
“It is only with one foot placed squarely, securely within the known, the familiar, that the child can place the other foot in the beyond” - Judith Wells Lindfors