Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.
~ Fred Rogers
Play is a Job
I feel extremely fortunate to teach the youngest little humans at Seacrest. If you have ever popped into our preschool classroom, one of two things may have happened: you turned around and ran, or you had an incredibly hard time leaving.
I understand why some choose the first option. Children working so hard at their job (a.k.a. PLAY) tend to be noisy and move around quite quickly. Children who are engaged in such creative play are making up their own rules in self-directed role assignments: using their imagination to turn a baby bottle into a fire hose or taking a magic carpet ride on the classroom rug.