I believe that play is so powerful that it can save lives. Yep, I said it. I understand the power of play for children, it is how they develop and learn after all. Children are empowered with choices, problem solving skills, spontaneity and FUN! When you are playing as a child you have the opportunity … Continue reading Play Saves Lives
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!
Mission creep, "the gradual broadening of the original objectives of a mission or organization," is alive and well in the early learning bureaucracy. You have to give them a hand, the educrats in the FDELAIA (Federal Department of Early Learning Acronyms, Initialisms, and Abbreviations) have been working overtime burning the midnight oil to grow the … Continue reading From STEM To STTRREAMM : Real PLAY Is The Answer