The phrase ‘Play Is In The Child, Not The Toy’ encapsulates the idea that real play sprouts from the player’s interests, curiosity, and knowledge of the world, and not from the physical objects with which they engage.
On Tilt is a term of art, originally from the game of poker, that refers to a state of emotional or mental arousal that results in questionable decision making and adoption of less-than-optimal strategy. The term adapts nicely to the world of early learning and can be adopted in reference to both caregivers and children who are emotionally or mentally aroused to the point of making ineffective decisions.
An Educrat is a bureaucrat or administrator working in the field of education. The term is a portmanteau combining the words educator and bureaucrat. The
Plangry is a term of art describing play anger. In Plangry play, players pretend to express anger and related strong emotions. This play attempts masking Play Face with I Want To Eat You Face. Such play may seem very real to an observer since much of the activity revolves around recreating the body language, facial expressions, language, and tone of real anger.