Jami Murdock

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Jami has been an early childhood educator for 25 years. She operated an “in home” daycare center for 13 years and has been teaching preschool for the past 12 years. She has experience working with children on the autism spectrum and sensory processing dysfunction. Jami presents on “How Important are Playground Activities to a Child’s Success in the Classroom.” Her passion is her family and her work with children. Jami is associated with ABCreative.

Children playing music on outdoor instrument 7 Elements of Play: Sensory The last in our 7 elements of play series focuses on sensory play. What is sensory play?Quite simply, it is play that encourages children to use one or more of the senses, stimulating sight, sound, smell, touch, taste,...
Child on play equipment with rungs. We’ve been talking about the 7 elements of play and how these activities lead to a child’s success in the classroom. Our sixth element is brachiating. What is Brachiating? If you’re like many people, you may not know what...
Child climbing on playground equipment   Why do children climb? Excitement Feeling of accomplishment Experience basic physics – gravity, inertia, pendulums Overcome physical challenges Test abilities, show off and compete Engage in pretend play Retrieve...
Balancing   This is the fourth in our 7 Elements of Play series, focused on balancing. In general, balancing helps kids build: Cognitive development and introduces mechanical principles Encourages pretend play and learning to take turns...
7 Elements of Play: Sliding We started our 7 Elements of Play series with swinging; this month, we’re focused on sliding. In general, sliding: Promotes leg-hip flexibility Encourages cooperation and following directions Develops spatial awareness Develops...
ABCreative Swinging How can different elements of play help children be more successful in the classroom? Jami Murdock- In the area of early childhood development or preschool where I am a teacher, we focus on preparing the kids for their upcoming experience at...