Are there any teachers out there that can tell me the benefits of play based learning in schools? DD2 just started grade 1 and we walk into the classroom to find only 12 desks for 26 students and a teeny tiny classroom. So basically they learn and share desks etc. 12 will sit at desks and 14 on the floor with clip boards. Is this the way play based works? How effective is it? I always loved the idea of them having their own place in the classroom like a desk where they can put their belongings and know it's their place.
This is the first year the school is trialling this form of learning so I'm just trying to gather as much info as possible!