Here is a wonderful post on the importance of play for children by the excellent teacher, Jennie.
“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning.
But for children play is serious learning.
Play is really the work of childhood.”
This is how children figure things out. Problem solving, working together, and critical divergent thinking are rooted in play. Teachers step aside. Sometimes the best learning happens when things don’t go right- when another child took some of the cones, and when the amazing tower was threatened to be knocked down.
Did I intervene? Absolutely not. No one was hurt. It was up…
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