August 2016

Loose parts - Let the children lead the way

What is more natural for children than to play? Just as we can’t separate learning from living, we cannot separate playing from learning. There are certain universal urges that can be witnessed in children’s play –things they just feel compelled to do and driven to repeat, in many ways and with many objects.  Urges are repeated patterns of play and thinking, they are biological imperatives. They are innate and totally intrinsic to what children do. If we provide for the urge we can let the children lead the way!