The Free Press, Mankato, MN

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July 20, 2013

Play Day inspires fun and learning

Rasmussen Woods hosts fifth annual event

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“It’s totally different than in the classroom,” Schneider said. “(You learn) how to explain the game differently to different children. And also just learning patience and letting the child do it themselves.”

Kelly Stadtherr brought her 1-year-old son Trenton to Play Day, partly because she knows Schneider, but also because it’s a fun activity for her son. The two blew bubbles, painted on the sidewalk and played Finding Nemo.

Stadtherr said she liked that the activities all seemed designed to teach the children something while they were having fun.

“It’s mainly learning based, so that’s great,” she said.

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