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Learning & Play: Ten ways to INTERACT with children in play

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As I prepare to re-enter the classroom next year, I have been reading up on all things PLAY. We will be diving head first into a play based curriculum that is clearly defined and structured. It is exciting/inspiring. One of my key questions is; how do we, as adults and teachers, interact with children while they play?
Here are ten strategies for interacting with children's play to guide them to higher levels of thinking and complexity.
TEN WAYS TO INTERACT WITH CHILDREN IN PLAY

Narrate Follow them around as they play. Point out basic observations. State the obvious. Acknowledge the choices they are making, bring those choices to the forefront of their mind. Observe. Tell the story as it happens.
"I see you are making a house"
"You're pulling the wagon over to the water tap"
You're digging a deep hole" 
Encourage Mention what they have done, and point out the effort it took to do it. As Dweck would say, don't praise the child, but the effort.
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