The children haven’t just been passing time in this magical world around them. They have been holding it in their hands and working with it every day.
The parent partnership is so comfortable and so ingrained that it is difficult to describe the process in which it is shaped to a person outside of the cooperative model! Yet it is the very source of our school and every participatory model school's longterm success and exactly the reason we are able to hold to a play-based model. Parents, once they are involved, arrive naturally to the play-based model.