Play is not only important, it is the foundation for learning. Play in our classrooms is not just about having fun; it is a way for children to engage in authentic, experiential learning. Through play, children are able to express their thoughts and ideas, and develop a deep understanding of concepts and skills. They are encouraged to ask questions, solve problems, and work collaboratively with their peers.
In our classrooms, play is seen as a tool for building relationships and fostering a sense of community. Teachers also offer diverse materials that can be used in a variety of ways to foster creativity, as children are free to use their imaginations to integrate these in play, or even create whatever they like with the materials at hand.