We received the following question from a friend and former student who is now a kindergarten teacher:
“I am public school kindergarten teacher, who is trying to convince my principal to let there be play in the kindergartens in my school. Can you recommend books to give him to help convince him that this can do positive things for the children’s skill learning, especially in social studies and science areas?”
Below is what we suggested…what would you add??
Here are a few quick ideas we culled from our recommended reading/resources page at DEY http://deyproject.org/recommended-reading-and-resources/:
article: The Serious Need for Play, by Melinda Wenner for Scientific American Mind, February/March 2009