The New York Times has posted an article on the web about the importance of play. I have copied only one short part of it, and maybe after reading this you will want to check out the whole thing and see what you think. The title is Your Baby Is Smarter Than You Think, but it refers to children up to about 5 years old.
“But what children observe most closely, explore most obsessively and imagine most vividly are the people around them. There are no perfect toys; there is no magic formula. Parents and other caregivers teach young children by paying attention and interacting with them naturally and, most of all, by just allowing them to play.”
At Play School, we really believe in PLAY, so I love to find these kind of articles. Please let me know what you think.
Kahleen Edeal, Director of Mount Hermon Play School