That's Child's Play
New blog post is up on VoicEd.ca called 'That's Child's Play". I discuss the importance of free play during a school day for young students (click on voicEd.ca to direct you to the website).
Here's an excerpt:
"One thing to remember is that physical education is not a substitute for free-play. Phys Ed has rules and structure, whereas free-play only has the rules that the students come up with themselves. Phys Ed is great to release energy and get active, however it does not have the same effects as free-play does on the brain. When students engage in play, they are deciding what they want to do and how they want to do it; it is all a negotiation made by the students’ themselves- no rules are imposed by a teacher or educator."
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