The saying goes that you have to learn to walk before you can run, and the same goes with the fact that children have to learn to make big motions before smaller. With play-based learning, children are learning how to incorporate their gross motor skills before their fine motor: for example, they are figuring out how to make big circles in the sand before writing them on a piece of paper. Teaching this way allows for students to be better prepared for their pre-literacy readiness, rather than being rushed into something they simply aren’t ready for.