How Play-Based, Active Learning Can Peacefully Co-Exist with Assessment

Many in the field of early childhood education are rightfully concerned about the loss of child-directed play-based, active learning in favor of more teacher-directed, didactic, passive instruction. We’ve invited our US-based guest blogger, Dr. McManis, a parent, educator, and psychologist to share her thoughts on how play-based learning can co-exist with assessment of children through a developmentally appropriate perspective.