12 Features of Play by Tina Bruce

12 features of play by Tina Bruce

Play cannot be pinned down into a neat, measurable definition. Different philosophies of early childhood education see play through different lenses and make decisions about whether play is important – or if it is – how it is important.

The following 12 features are drawn from and reconnect with Friedrich Froebel’s approach to early childhood play locating this amongst an evolving literature, some of which does not chime with his explorations of childhood play, and much of which does.