Play through the eyes of the child

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Crawl on the floor, hide behind a shelf, play peekaboo with a colleague or friend. Harken back to those days when you could sprawl, wriggle, stretch, build dens under tables, and giggle. Regain a child’s perspective, at least for a few moments.

“Early years practitioners would tend to agree with Froebel (1782-1852) that play is the child’s way of learning about and understanding the world around them,” write Karen McInnes and Nicola Birdsey. “Therefore, as practitioners, how can we fully understand the child’s world without seeing it through their eyes?” Read more.

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