Play: Elevator Speeches of Why Play is Critical in Pre-K and Kindergarten

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten teachers in Union Public Schools in Tulsa, OK developed “elevator speeches” describing why play is critical during the early years based on snipets of information from the article, Crisis in Kindergarten: Why Children Need to Play in School published by the Alliance for Childhood. These statements can be added to parent newsletters, etc. as a continual reminder of the importance of play.

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Author: DHonegger

Debra S. Honegger has worked in multiple areas of education- both general education and special education- as teacher, consultant, administrator and instructional coach- with ages from birth through adult. However, no matter where she is or what her title, she holds a firm belief in meeting the needs of each individual child while coming together as a community of learners.

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