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According to Albert Einstein, “Play is the highest form of research”. If we want our children to figure out the world we need to allow them time and space to play in a variety of ways. Beyond that though we also need to teach our children HOW to play. Earlier this year I attended a workshop by the talented Karen Stagnitti, author of “Learn to Play” (amongst many other books etc). Apart from feeling like I’d found a kindred spirit, one of my favourite things was the way Karen outlined a framework for understanding pretend play. Here’s the framework in Karen’s own words:

A Framework for Understanding Pretend Play