I’ve had a lot of new visitors to The Play Coach recently so I thought I would re-introduce myself and let you guys know what I am bringing to the table. The quote above explains my manifesto for adults to support children learning through play. If it sounds like something you want for the children in … Continue reading Be The Play
I’ve had lots of conversations recently about what people mean when they use the word ‘play’ and how it can be translated to different definitions depending on who you are talking to and what their intention is. One of the biggest problems I see with play is when people say, “You work in early childhood? … Continue reading It’s not just play…but it kinda should be!
Becoming an astute observer of the nuances of children's facial expressions makes you a better observer, decider, and planner. Whether you're a parent or early learning professional, paying attention to Play Face is an effective way to monitor the ever-changing social-emotional climate of children's play. What's Play Face? Play Face is the open, inviting, and … Continue reading Observing Play Face