Play is a power tool, a magic key.
It is the essential work of childhood, worthy of respect and encouragement.
Play is not just an important part of the curriculum, play is the curriculum!
Play is the way children process what they are perceiving. It is how children discover for themselves what we cannot teach them. Children at play are busy people, involved, active, making the world theirs for a time: building up, knocking down, making things happen, Exploring, pretending, creating, asking why, finding out, understanding. There is so much to discover!