Prescription to Play – Learnings from Lynn Cuccaro’s Early Years Workshop
Geraldine De Fazio
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“ Play is our opportunity to learn and discover.”

Passionately and playfully led by Lynn Cuccaro, the Prescription for Play session of Toddle’s The Inquiry Educator Summit (TIES) was full of wonder and loose parts. With Lynn as our guide, this session opened minds and hearts to the possibility of playful learning for learners of all ages.

 The wider the range of possibilities we offer children, the more intense will be their motivations and the richer their experiences.”

– Loris Malaguzzi

Why Play?

The World Economic Forum is one of many global advocates for play. They know that the future of work depends on young people developing the necessary skills and mindsets, not just acquiring knowledge. As educators, we are aware of the tug-o-war between the old and the new, the traditional and the innovative. Sometimes this plays out as convincing parents of the pedagogy we believe in as best for learners and learning. With tools like the 22 Skills Outlook, we are equipped to advocate for why play is a vehicle for inquiry.

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