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Dear Media, Stop Misrepresenting Reading Instruction, Please

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“Play is often talked a…

“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.” –M. Rogers

 

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As we watch, really wat…

“As we watch, really watch and listen to the play of children, which very few of us do, and even when we see good play, we say, “That’s great play. That’s wonderful play.” But unless we write it down, analyze it, think about it, discuss it with each other, stretch it out as if it is a piece of academic wisdom that we are trying to interpret, we then will continue to think of it as childish and something that can be easily put aside, when the real business of schoolwork appears.”
Vivian Paley

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“I must be careful: So e…

“I must be careful: So eager are the boys and girls to have separate play worlds that I am almost fooled into believing that they don’t need each other.”
Vivian Paley, Boys and Girls Superheroes in the Doll Corner

 

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