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 “not only an important learning tool but also an important right for children” (Bullard, 2014, p. 4). Reflect on what it means to you that play is a “right” 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 students’ play, or more of an observer? Why?
Please ensure the assignment is in APA format and at least 300 words.
Below is the required reference.
Bullard, J. (2014). Creating environments for learning: Birth to age eight. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.