Who’s driving here?

When you are sprawled across the floor playing trains or sitting at a too-small table sipping tea out of a plastic cup, have you ever stopped to think…  Wait a second, exactly who is in charge of the play right now? Playtime is one of the few (if not…

What Does Play Mean to You?

We have been hearing a lot of buzz about play-based learning in Ontario and, personally, I am quite thrilled about this. Current research has found play to be an essential vehicle for the development of children’s social, emotional, cognitive, physical and communicative development. It’s all well and good that…

How was school today?

“Good.” “Fine.” These are probably the most frequent responses parents hear about a child’s school day. As a group, parents are understandably curious and eager to find out exactly what happened during their child’s day, from the moment they were dropped off until the moment they are picked up….

Why Play?

play plā/ verb engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose. “the children were playing outside” Synonyms: amuse oneself, entertain oneself, enjoy oneself, have fun Play allows us to explore, negotiate, create meaning of the world and take risks within a safe environment….