Inside the TinkerLab

In our last post, we told you a little about the philosophy behind the Bennett Day School TinkerLabs. This week, we’d like to give you a clearer picture of what these incredible learning spaces offer children and the role they play in the greater learning experience....

The Power of Play: Part 1

Bennett Day School advisor Jie-Qi Chen (Professor, Erikson Institute) discusses the importance of play in early childhood development. Part one of three.Play ABCPlay is ubiquitous among our species and many others.  Children in cultures around the world...

The Power of Play: Part 2

Bennett Day School advisor Jie-Qi Chen (Professor, Erikson Institute) discusses the importance of play in early childhood development. Part two of three. Pretend PlayPretend play is a form of voluntary activity in which young children take...