Updated: Jul 4, 2020
Observation is an integral part of learning. One school day we set up the house area very elaborately and let children make their stories and roles to play – they collectively decided to play a family and to my spectacle they already knew who plays what role. We played the morning routine, made breakfast for each other and served it; one of the young girls while playing the doctor said ‘I will come and help mommy (Me) in the kitchen to make pasta’ and she knew the proportions and the steps - she said add 2 cups of water first, then boil and so on……! Children are keen observers and learn when we are looking and also when we are not looking, they learn as they play and observe, most importantly in play children learn how to learn!