Play, which is crucial for students’ social and intellectual development, is a central component of the Summer Labs experience. Each day, Summer Labs provides students with opportunities for both free and guided play.
Free play is time for students to participate in self-directed activities, which include playing on the playground, reading a book, or drawing a picture.
Guided play is time used to participate in structured activities. Examples include participating in a team building challenge, competing in a sporting event, and playing a board game.
Depending on the weather, students will be outside for free and guided play as much as possible.
Every morning and afternoon, students have the opportunity to participate in learning centers. Learning centers allow students to freely explore the possibilities of play with building blocks, logic puzzles, science/engineering kits, and other educational toys and games.
During this time, students may elect to participate in other self-directed activities, such as reading, completing arts projects, using computers, and playing recreational games.