I was so thrilled to be invited to participate in Defending The Early Years' groundbreaking series called " Teachers Speak Out!" I have a lot to say and jumped at the opportunity to share the magic of play.
In this video I use stories and examples of rich authentic play, what we as educators can do to promote such play and the types of benefits young children gain when permitted time, space, and materials to play.
"I think that we need to provide environments that are conducive to play. We need spaces where children are trusted and adults and allow them to do what they naturally do."
Please watch and share this video in your networks. Let's work together to ensure that ALL children are provided the opportunity to play.
- Kisha Reid