As an early childhood educator, I’m thankful the pendulum has swung back towards play.
Schools which previously shortened or cut recess, have added it back into the daily schedule. Schools which were recently built without playgrounds are having a harder time dealing with the fact that play matters.
How much playtime does your child have at school this fall? How much unstructured, screen-less play does your child have at home?
Play doesn’t cost money or require a lot of stuff. When you unpack your own playful spirit, your child might be surprised to see how creative and imaginative parents can be!