Creative Learning Strategies
Course Learning Objectives
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Describe how your block center should be arranged to facilitate use,
safety and adult supervision
- List the basic components that should be included in your block center
- List the ways that block play promotes meaningful learning and the
acquisition of skills in all areas of the children's development
- Recognize music and movement activities that boost memory and learning
- Identify activities that will increase concentration on complex tasks
- Identify ways to incorporate music and movement into an early care and education curriculum
schedule 2 Hours
star_outline 0.20 CEUs
computer 1 year unlimited access
verified_user Certificate of completion
face Early childhood training approval
Early learning research strongly supports the idea that children learn best through play. A high quality early childhood curriculum should offer a variety of play-based experiences to support all domains of development. In this course, we will focus on two creative learning strategies - block play and music - that support healthy social, emotional, cognitive, and physical growth.
A well-designed basic block center is a terrific, fun activity for the children; is conducive to meaningful learning; promotes a high level of pretend play and creativity; and supports healthy growth in all four major developmental domains. Likewise, music and movement are incredibly beneficial teaching tools that make learning fun and enhance development.
This course will be divided into two parts:
Not all courses are approved for early care and education in every state. Please check State and CEU Approvals page for details.
- Part 1 - Block Play
- Part 2 - Music and Movement