August 07, 2019

Free Play

1.5 hours of free play that involves creating stories, dialogues, sounds and a lot more stuff that cannot be graded.

Yes, kids love repetition, kids love having rhythmic versions of the same stuff. But, I guess adults have misinterpreted the kind of repetition that kids create or seek for.

Adults have created repetition in terms of making them write repeatedly or sing phonic songs repeatedly. With my close observance with children, I have understood that the kind of repetition they seek for is on a totally different level than what adults plan for (at home or school).

Kids like a book and ask to read out repeatedly, Kids get fascinated by how we chuckle them and ask for it repeatedly, Kids create games and keep playing them repeatedly, Kids create various versions of their own games/songs/drawings and do them in a rhythmic pattern and many more.

Today's play was filled with imagination and creation. Two poles were each of their's home, a pole was the elevator, another pole was the slide. They created stories and did various versions of their play for straight one and a half hour!! That's the level of involvement they had in their creation.

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