Playingtodiscover.com - Blog Review

Playingtodiscover.com is a relatively small blog focusing on play based learning for young children. The author is an early childhood teacher wanting to put her activities out there for stay-at-home moms and childcare providers who need a little help coming up with fun and educational things for their children to do. 

Her blog is not updated very often and although she shares some of her ideas and activities on her blog (there are “featured activity Fridays” which include how to make certain types of play-dough to making your own puzzles out of paper plates). 

It seems it is just a vehicle to purchase her lesson plans. I have not seen one of her lesson plans but she groups them by theme and claims they are easy, fun and educational activities for two to four year olds. They are priced around $10.00. You can buy them straight from the site and they get downloaded straight to you. There are no actual materials that come with the plan. They are all activities you can do with household items.  

Overall, this site seems to still be in the building process. I can not attest for her products but if you are a childcare provider wanting some theme based activities for your child care curriculum this may be a good website to check out. 

I give www.playingtodiscover.com 3 stars out of 5. 

 

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Summer Langille, M.A, Early Childhood Education Specializing 0-8 Years

Summer has been working with children for almost 15 years. The oldest of four she’s always seen herself as a caregiver. She started off caring for children as a nanny for many years. She received her undergraduate degree in Liberal Studies from San Francisco State University and has a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education specializing in birth to age eight from Long Beach State. She’s worked with infants all the way up to elementary aged children in center-based care, private school care, home-based care, back-up care and afterschool care. She was a lead teacher for an infant program and more recently a two year old/preschool program. She even had a brief stint as a brownie girl scout troop leader. She’s passionate about quality care for children and thinks the environment plays a large role in how a child learns effectively. She loves art, blocks, music, fairy gardens and picture books and wants all caregivers of children to know how important their job is to the children they care for. Summer is currently home with her baby, navigating this new role as Mama. She blogs about her family at www.summerplayshouse.com.