Play is such a natural part of childhood that we sometimes overlook it. But if we were to spend some time observing the play of children, what would we learn? Why do children play and why is it so vital to their development? What do they learn when they play? How does their play form the basis for their future learning?
Here is some great insight into children’s play from Deborah Stewart, a veteran early childhood educator and grandmother who writes the blog Teach Preschool. Check out her article here.