Shanghai Daily: The power of play

Studying ABCs and 123s means young children are getting an education, right? Not without quality play experiences, says leading educator Elizabeth Randall, “the learning that takes place during play offers deeper, broader educational development. In a classroom of three year-olds, a young boy sends his toy car whizzing up a ramp. A little girl shapes dough balls to make cookies. A small group dress up as firefighters, ballerinas and doctors, and a child puts a baby doll ’down for a nap.’ It’s playtime, but in this classroom, it’s also learning time.”

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