Parent Resource: “Play is a Child’s Work”

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Play is the highest expression of human development in childhood, for it alone is the free expression of what is in a child’s soul. – 
Friedrich Froebel

Another great parent resource focusing on the importance of nurturing the child’s spiritual growth in the classroom, rather than forcing their academic achievements. Froebel created the concept of “kindergarten”, which literally means a “garden of children”, where each child is to be nurtured in the same way a new garden seedling would. Children need to be encouraged to use their creativity, imagination, playfulness, and individuality as they develop academically. The beauty of Montessori is that it incorporates exploration and creativity within its curriculum; giving the child the opportunity to play and learn at the same time.

“We need to allow children to be children for as long as possible. They need time to breathe in and breathe out. They need to play. Children are not computers or robots that can be programmed according to our wishes; they have a heart and soul, not only a brain.”

For the full article, click on the link below:
http://www.communityplaythings.com/resources/articles/2014/play-is-a-childs-work

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