Have you ever seen a child sitting in a classroom at a desk, where the activity of the day is to circle the letter “T” on a page? It’s a change for classrooms to evolve away from a desk into a more developmentally fitting style that will cultivate students’ skills. Rather than handing them a worksheet to fill out, our students are engaged in a center where they may have to find the letters of “T” in a pretend fish tank, successfully magnetizing the letter on a fish pole. This hands-on example allows the students to learn through an engaging and fun activity. Years of research have proven the importance of incorporating play into Preschool curricula, and what we have at St. Leonard allows for children to develop in a way that merges both play and academic learning.