Did you know…executive functions (a set of cognitive skills including inhibitory control, working memory, and cognitive flexibility) are a critical foundation for academic learning and success, and that play-based programs are the best way to develop these functions? This is one of many reasons why play has such a central role in our approach to early learning at CFIS. This 5 minute video provides a thorough and short summary of why these skills matter, and how they are practiced in play-based classrooms: https://developingchild.harvard.edu/resources/inbrief-executive-function-skills-for-life-and-learning/.
Taken from The Harvard Centre on the Developing Child, which has a wealth of other resources on executive function and why it is so important, take a look at this video. https://developingchild.harvard.edu/guide/a-guide-to-executive-function/.