A recent discussion on a teacher forum around the question, “Do let children bring toys from home?” reminded me of this post we shared in 2014.
We observe the play, first and foremost, just for the joy of it. We observe to rediscover the wonder of play. Then we also observe to follow the relationships. We look for the connections between people, between bits of information, and between the children and the natural world. And because of this, we know the children.