Square Roots employs a play-based curriculum because we believe children learn best through play. Our day is not all chaos as it might sound. Our students are given opportunities to be creative and think freely, all in the framework of the lesson structure Ms. Taryn provides. There is always a goal to our play, and there is always a concept, but we allow the children to explore and create and draw conclusions within that framework. We came across a great article addressing how beneficial this type of learning environment can be for children even as they grow older. Please check out The Role of Structure in Creative Free Thinking.