Saturday, 11 March
1:30pm – 2:30pm
concurrent workshops - select one
Children learn best through play, therefore play-based learning is best practice for young children. It is written into our curriculum frameworks, so where does that leave us Montessorians? Play-based learning is often held up in opposition to Montessori programs as a way to differentiate one from the other. Somewhere along the line, many in the Montessori community have moved away from seeing play as the wonderful vehicle for learning that it is. To truly follow the child, we must become playful and find ways to integrate play philosophy into our practice. This workshop will explore definitions of play, identify where play already exists in our environments and how to extend our understanding of work and normalisation through play.