Play IS learning!
Our role is not just to educate practitioners, but also the parents, about how important it is for children to learn through purposeful play activities. So many parents think rote chanting, colouring, and pencils and worksheets are the only way a child learns. One of the mothers recently complained that when she asked her child what he was learning at school, the child announced that they weren’t doing any learning, they were just playing! I wish more children thought preschool was “just playing” because their learning activities were such fun.