Self Directed Play

Self Directed Play is the concept of allowing children to play without an imposed framework, on their own, without adult interference. 

It is defined by play that is:

  • Freely Chosen - by determining and controlling the content and intent of their play​

  • Personally Directed- by following their own instincts, ideas and interests​

  • Intrinsically Motivated- playing in their own way for their own reasons (PPSG 2005).

Self Directed Play Readings