Playful Learning

With all the discussions these days about children and their education, I decided to devote this newsletter to one of Fred’s central messages that you might want to share with the families of the children you serve. It’s a message that can help us feel good about simple, everyday moments — moments at home (or at school) when children are just playing.

Here’s how Fred said it: “Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play IS serious learning. At various times, play is a way to cope with life and to prepare for adulthood. Playing is a way to solve problems and to express feelings. In fact, play is the real work of childhood.”

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