Play based learning
Continuing with last month’s theme of physical play we are emphasising the importance of play and how play based learning scaffolds our curriculum. Play based learning is important for children to develop positive social/emotional skills, where they explore peer relationships and learn to communicate and negotiate through various scenarios and situations.
They also test themselves, take measured risks and discover new ideas, and abilities about themselves. So, really, play is all about exploring one’s environment, social structures and a path of learning and self-discovery.
Here is an article we found that helps define play as well as looks at what your child may be learning while they “play”.