You Can’t Make Students Learn Through Play

We all know that students learn through play, but if it is required as a standard; is it really learning through play?  I don’t think so.

Play should come based on a student’s interest, not a curriculum that one has established.

As play is essential for students to learn if forced, how is it learning through play? Shouldn’t we give the students the opportunity to learn in a way that is interesting to them?

I know students learn through play, but I also know that there are students that want to explore writing, math, and other academic structures. 

If these concepts are introduced to a student and they reiterate what they learned in dramatic play or they decide to use these concepts to play school with their friends they would still be learning through play.

* Darla the Teacher *

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