February 1st, 2017 is Global School Play Day! This is an exciting initiative which was started by a small group of educators to bring back the importance and emphasis on unstructured play in children. After reading more about this initiative, it looked really appealing and I was determined to give this a go in my own classroom. I would encourage every educator to partake in this fun event! Visit the Global School Play Day website to register your class or school for free.
Here are some images and student reflections from our fun day of play:
A quick TED Talk from Professor Peter Gray (researcher at Boston College in children’s play) to teachers about participating in with Global School Play Day: