More on Montessori and Play

http://families.naeyc.org/learning-and-development/child-development/five-essentials-meaningful-play

This was recently posted on Facebook on the Montessori Research page. The point Angela was making is that the NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) and Montessori are often not in alignment. This article gives a definition of “play”;  Angela points out that the Montessori philosophy would agree with this definition, but that we wouldn’t use the term “play”.  What word do we use?  You know it: “work”.

1. Children make their own decisions.
2. Children are intrinsically motivated.
3. Children become immersed in the moment.
4. Play is spontaneous, not scripted.
5. Play is enjoyable.

 (Angela Murrey, Montessori Research Interest Group).108679640_b3c51d50c1_z

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