“'Children can’t play without learning and can’t learn without playing.'This quote from our guest today, Stacy Benge, perfectly illustrates her passion for encouraging classroom practices that foster developmentally appropriate learning through play. As an early childhood speaker and author, Stacey’s mission is to shift early childhood educators' approach to curriculum from teacher-driven to child-led.
In our conversation, Stacy discusses child-lead curriculum and shares practical tips for implementing it in your classroom. She also highlights the connections between physical development and literacy and reveals practical classroom practices that will help you foster early literacy (without constantly reciting the alphabet)."