What's really happening?
An Educational Perspective on Free Play.
If all this is happening in the playground imagine what is happening in our classrooms! So much occurs during play that it can be quite difficult to measure and appreciate its value. However, as you’ll see from this video there is a very clear educational perspective that can be missed by some.
Playing with other children is critical for the development of social skills, creativity, imagination, communication, and it is pretty much instinctual. Children the world over, from those living with the most sophisticated families in big cities to those living in remote villages in developing countries, spend time ‘playing’. As they play, they learn to cope with frustration, to continue to try to improve, to share with others, to give vocal expression to their thoughts and ideas and to communicate their needs. Actually, play is their work, and they give a tremendous amount of time and energy to it.