It is important for early childhood educators to know curriculum standards and be able to articulate how the standards can be met through play or playful learning. In this activity, we will look at the Common Core Curriculum Standards that have been adopted in more than 45 states. Even though you may teach children younger than kindergarten age, it is important to be aware of these standards and what children are expected to know by the end of each grade level.
Pick one Common Core Curriculum Standard in Language Arts and one Common Core Curriculum Standard in Mathematics (Kindergarten through 3rd grade) using the website found in Required Studies. Copy and paste the standard into a document, then describe how you could address these standards through play or playful learning activities.