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Self-Directed Play

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Some of the characteristics of freely chosen, self-directed play are children choosing what they want to do, how they want to do it and when to stop and try something else. Adults do not set or impose on it even though they may provide the space and resources. In our setting for instance, during free play we let the children lead in what they want to do and support them if they want us to. It’s the children who make the choice of what they want to do although there are boundaries for health and safety, inclusion etc
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