I was reading an interesting blog post for work on the importance of play and on traditional games for children. Not just for nostalgia but for what is learned and shared during these games.
For work? I am the Coordinator/Director ( in other words, Nominated Supervisor and Educational Leader) at an Out Of School Hours Centre...before and after school care.
So much of what we do at OOSH resembles my unschooling household.
So much of what we do and did in unschooling was play, new forms of play and traditional forms of play. Play for all ages.
And why is this play important? Read the whole blog post but this excerpt gives a glimpse: