What is collaborative play ?

In collaborative play, teachers determine the academic skills students will develop through participation in this type of play. The teacher and students work together to design the centre and the resources to be used in the play. The children then direct the play within the created environment.


Why do teachers use it?

This collaboratively created context of play provides opportunities for children to direct their own play narratives, as well as allowing natural opportunities for the teacher to integrate academic skills into the play.

What are some examples ?



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