By Racela Aquino, Dayhome Educator
According to Makovichuk, L., Hewes, J., Lirette, P., & Thomas, N. (Play, Participation, and Possibilities: An Early Learning and Child Care Curriculum Framework for Alberta, 2014, p. 120) “Children use play as a means to explore and make meaning of the world. The disposition to play and be playful is revealed in the way that children are inclined to play with ideas, thoughts, and feelings often within the imaginary worlds they create with others and with materials. Children’s playing and playfulness can be nurtured and strengthened through experiences of active participation with others, and with natural, real-world materials that provoke imagination, creativity, innovation, problem solving, personal narratives, and story development in diverse and unique ways.”
The children explored and plays with snow, making snow angels and snow castles on top of the highest mountain, according to a child.