Monthly Musing - June 2023

June 26, 2023

In response to being asked about how to go deeper with one’s practice with children, we offer these monthly musings as invitations for you. You might take the invitation up

  • as an individual or with your team.
  • at monthly staff meetings.
  • to provoke conversations when feeling stuck.

The opportunities are endless.

We will pose these musings monthly, but use them as you feel moved to. You might spend more than a month with one question. Or, you might revisit a question at a later time. Each time you visit or revisit a question, new possibilities emerge.

This month's musing comes from the holistic play-based goal of Play and Playfulness and the facet of Playful Exploration and Problem Solving.

"Do children have access to a variety of games, both competitive and cooperative, that challenge thinking and encourage social relations?

Think about peek-a-boo games, aiming games, chasing, hiding, and guessing games." (Flight, p. 100)

An additional resource for your consideration:

Video - This Is Me : Article 31 and a Child's Right to Play from the International Play Association (IPA)