2 thoughts on “Why Playtime Should Be Mandatory in Preschools

  • October 2, 2017 at 9:46 am

    I love this article, and it raises important issues that are being neglected today. Children do need the social experience of engaging and sharing fun with each other and yet the concept of play means different things to different people. Some think it means to provide toys and a fun environment and to let the child explore by themselves, others that the child needs a quality of guidance to know how to make the most of that which they engage. I favor the latter and advocate a greater awareness in the guardian to realize how to develop sensitivity in awareness within the child’s mind and so how this is the real key to their later academic development. “Mediation: Crafting the Intelligence of the Child” is one book, where I explore this topic in some detail. But the article is excellent and I enjoyed reading it. Thank you. Roy Andersen

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    • October 2, 2017 at 1:05 pm

      Absolutely, Roy! Playing has great value, and I think that when teachers are trained to provide that guidance and support, they are better able to maximize play’s educational quality. Thanks for sharing your book, will definitely check it out!
      – Mariana.

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