Why does your child need unstructured play? While highly structured, teacher-led activities may dominate the traditional classroom, this isn’t the only effective early childhood education option. If you want to know more about how your child learns through unstructured opportunities, take a look at the what’s and why’s of this type of play and how it fits into the world of Montessori.
What Is Unstructured Play?
Unstructured play is exactly what the name implies: play, minus the structure. Instead of a teacher who dictates specific types of activities or ways to play, unstructured periods are open for the child to explore and take the lead. Sometimes known as open-ended play, unstructured play could include (but isn’t limited to):