“Remember the carefree days of childhood when you could just play until it was time for dinner? Many of us have fond memories of exploring the neighborhood with our friends or playing at home with siblings. In this era of goal-oriented and scheduled activities, we sometimes forget the value of allowing time for simple, non-parent-directed play.” In this article, Jane M. Jacobs, MA, a licensed marriage and family therapist and an educational consultant at Montessori Services, shares suggestions on how parents can create spaces of unstructured play that encourage creativity and independence in their children.

Click here to read the full article: It’s Okay to Just Stay Home and Play

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