Play Based Learning

Through play children are able to experiment, learn and grow…

Play is fundamental in young children’s learning and is shown to support all areas of children’s development. We do a great deal of play-based learning in our early childhood classes, from learning how to play appropriately, learning how to share and turn take and exploring and experimenting with different toys and play areas. We find ways to achieve the student’s goals through play-based experiences such as; socio dramatic play in the home corner, matching games, small world, exploration of different sensory objects and in general structured play activities. These are generally based around each individual child’s interests. To ensure children remain engaged and interested in the learning environment and different play areas, we change the play areas 2-4 times per term.

Children are encouraged to problem-solve and explore with age appropriate resources in a nurturing and safe environment. Because play is enjoyable and natural to children, their oral language, problem solving, thinking and socialisation skills are all enhanced.