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The Wisdom of Play

Posted by: Rhonda November 5, 2019

What makes early childhood education unique among other levels of education? It starts with the child, not the subject matter.

Grounded solidly in philosophy and scientific research, the early childhood curriculum should be the most holistic of any level of education. However, politically and commercially driven efforts have shifted the focus from the child to the curriculum—in a direction that dismisses play as irrelevant.

How do you define play? What is the function of play for children? And how do you teach others the value of play? Read what prominent advocates of childhood such as David Elkind, Joan Almon, and Stuart Brown have to say about this critical issue in our staff development booklet: The Wisdom of Play.

Download or request your free copy here.