Week 1 – Journal
Play as a Right of all Children
Dating back to the 1800s and the ideas of Friedrich Froebel, play has long been recognized as an important contributor to the development of young children. Your text takes this one step further and refers to play as â€œnot only an important learning tool but also an important right for childrenâ€ (Bullard, 2014, p. 4). Reflect on what it means to you that play is a â€œrightâ€ of all children. How does viewing play as a right, as well as a learning tool, influence your work with children? Do you see yourself as an active participant in your studentsâ€™ play, or more of an observer? Why?