First off, I want to give a shout out for those working towards preserving the inner drive for kids to play! I think it is our civic duty as adults to reassure that we create places where play can go on unfettered and uninterrupted by adult intervention, while leaving space to safely explore the world.
As a Preschool Punk who has graduated to K-2 this school year, the time has arrived for me to go back to school. That’s right, on a personal tip, I’m heading to grad school to study more about this idea of Play.
I want to thank you dear reader for tuning in and as you can expect more to come, as I strive to post periodically to feature… the not so dull bursts on ingenuity and chaos theory in the classroom, while buckling down a bit with the grad work. My intention is to use this mini media platform to highlight those ingenious moments of kids taking control of their own education, while posting some of my own reflections and essays on this topic of Play.
Here’s my grad thesis question as of today: how does play contribute to fostering healthier, holistic, and more egalitarian communities? Does the freedom of play bring about a more democratic world?
This is just snapshot of the questions I hope to address during the course of 2 years. And I invite you back, as I share the results.
All the best and stay true to your inner Play!
And I’d love to hear from your side of the world.