CNA 20 Nov 11
SINGAPORE: The Education Ministry said "purposeful play" will be one of the principles in the new Kindergarten Curriculum Framework, which is expected to be released next year.
Ms Indranee said that while children love fun activities, doing fun things with children is not enough. Ms Indranee said: "Having good intentions in the activities carried out for the children is no longer sufficient. Purposeful play is not just any play. Besides being enjoyable, it allows children to make meaning out of their experiences. Teachers have an important task to deepen play experiences to ensure that they are enjoyable and beneficial for all children."
Can't wait to see how purposeful play is defined.