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Learning Through Play

https://fs.blog/2020/11/learning-through-play/

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Learning Through Play

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Learning By Being In Play Mode

Learning By Being In Play Mode

In both children and adults, being in ‘play mode’ is an essential and overlooked factor in the quest to learn about our surroundings, discovering our capabilities and finding new information. Not having a goal in mind helps develop free form creativity and experimentation.

When we are not pressured or in any obligation, we feel unrestricted and our relaxed mind forms new connections, ideas and innovative concepts, becoming a fertile ground for creativity.

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The Opening Of Fresh Possibilities And New Horizons

When we take away the mind's impositions, restrictions, boundaries and the preset rules of how things should be, we can relook, dismantle and reform anything including how numbers and letters are represented or structured.

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Getting Stuck On Numbers

  • Number structures and counting systems have several advantages and disadvantages, and not all minds think in the same way when dealing with abstract concepts.
  • Getting stuck on something is a boon, as it takes us towards the first principles, of what we are essentially trying to achieve.

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Math Should Be Fun

Preset concepts like the rules of arithmetic should be examined, questioned, played with and critiqued, instead of blindly following what is provided in academic books.

Too much familiarity towards the subject matter puts our mind in a black box of boundaries, and play makes us step out of the black box, into unfamiliar territory.

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25 Pages A Day

For developing the habits of reading, many follow the strategy of reading 25 pages a day, which can create your interest at a starting pace of time.

But while reading, if one finds reading joyful and interesting one can jump the stipulated limit of pages, accordingly.

Benefits Of Reading: Improved Insights

  • Reading a few pages before sleeping or during a break opens the windows of the mind, nourishing the brain and promoting imagination and positivity.
  • At 25 pages a day, an average person is reading 9125 pages in a year promoting the enhancing of skills, thoughts, vocabulary and knowledge. Plus reading is an addiction(albeit a good one!).
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Our memories are a major component in our learning process, and all knowledge that we accumulate is stored in memory. Effective learning happens when we hook something that we learn to something already in our memory, in a meaningful context. This creates a strong learning network in our brain, giving birth to innovative connections and fresh ideas.

Being passionate and committed towards our learnings also eliminates the need to cram up stuff.

Memory And The Art Of Building Narratives

  • We all have old memories that we dearly hold on to, and these early remembrances form our life’s narrative, the story we tell ourselves.
  • These fixed memories provide us with feelings of nostalgia and make us happy when we listen to old songs or see old pictures.
  • New memories reinforce what we already think about ourselves, as these memories become personal and subjective for us.