A Child's Play

An Informational Site for Parents and Educators

Developed by: Dornalee Browne, B.A.A, B.Ed About Dornalee



"Play is the beginning of knowledge"

~Author Unknown~

Why We Play


Cooperative Learning


Play and Cooperation






It is a happy talent to know how to play.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
American writer





Play in the primary years deserves acknowledgement and respect, as it further develops the individual and enhances the student's school experiences.


From an early age, children love expressive play. Play can include movement, music, and visual and dramatic exploration, all of which are significant in the development of body, mind, and spirit.


Play is central and natural to students' learning. As students develop in the primary years, they acquire artistic knowledge, skills, and attitudes through play.


Play provides opportunities to develop the imagination, and encourages students to co-operate, develop friendships, and appreciate their own and others' abilities and cultural identities.


Play simultaneously engages the various senses, which assists in the development of a "holistic child".



PLAY "is a general word for any such form of activity, often undirected, spontaneous or random."  Check out:  http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/play

which shows 27 results for the word play.