172: Why Do Our Children Need Time for Self-initiated Free Play?

When COVID first impacted education over a year ago, one of the messages we heard from educators is that “we need to address the social and emotional needs of our students.” That message was driven by the concern that kids were increasingly isolated. Strong relationships that had existed began to fray. COVID also uncovered disparities in access to instruction, and so student performance suffered. But here’s the sad truth: many of our kids were already in social and emotional trouble long before COVID.

from Getting Unstuck - Educators Leading Change https://shift2getunstuck.libsyn.com/172-why-do-our-children-need-time-for-self-initiated-free-play

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