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Play article?
Old 12-17-2019, 04:58 PM
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We are really frustrated with our school system/administration because the "minutes" they require for each subject each day does not leave any minutes for play. We used to have more flexibility, but for some reason, they are expecting more and more academics (not based on any data). When we bring up the importance of play, the response is to design more curriculum designed "play" activities. We don't consider structured/teacher-designed activities as play and believe kids need to have access to a variety of materials and experiences where they can freely design their own play choices and scenarios. I don't think we will get anywhere with this unless we have some solid research about why play is important in kindergarten. I would love a research/academic article with data, some of the typical short articles wouldn't be credible enough.

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