Playful LearningSpring 2010 Website
There are nine categories of playful learning experiences that include foundation skills (reading, writing and math), well-being (social, emotional and physical), seasonal activities and ideas for creating playful spaces. Each activity incorporates photographs of products used, including photographs or video of Mariah's own children at work on the activities, and links to Amazon.com to purchase the items pictured. The website also offers an extensive resources page categorized by learning experiences and a store to purchase items such as books, toys and art supplies.
Although some "learning experiences" are simply links to other websites to which Mariah has contributed or those that she has recommended as resources, what makes Playful Learning impressive is the collection and organization of so many unique, fun and educational activities to do with your kids. So many websites boast great ideas but offer very little substance; Playful Learning is a breath of fresh air and one we will return to frequently for new ideas for at-home learning.