The Power and Freedom of Play
Presenters: Mary Ann Rintoul and Jane Vallentyne
This session focuses on the value of ‘Free Play’ for our children, our communities and our world. Free play is both critical to children’s development and valued as an inward awareness, connecting to a source of curiosity about the world around us, enlivening the human spirit ‘in the moment’ and beyond. When children are permitted to play free from adult controls and imposed regulations, they have the freedom to explore, hypothesize, problem solve and learn through trial and error.
Presentation from the 2012 Alberta Recreation and Parks Association Annual Conference and Energize Workshop