It was a snowy day today! We used that opportunity to expand our children’s experience through writing and painting in the snow. Kids loved this play-based activity and I really enjoyed watching them having fun and being creative.
Later on today, I read this article about Ofsted’s focus on the academic side of education rather than a child led, play-centered approach.
Here at Wild Adventurers we absolutely believe in the power of child-led play, and children having the freedom to explore and create their own play, greatly outweighs sitting down and doing something someone has printed off a teaching website.
What do you think about the article? Should we be doing Phase 2 phonics in the nursery? Should we be teaching specific academic things, rather than focusing on the whole child and their characteristics of effective learning?
I definitely know where I stand!