Learning through Play


The value of play is often underestimated. Children learn and develop so many different skills through play. The Early Years Learning teachers have set up intentional play while the students have been immersing themselves in learning without even realising. 

 

Through play, children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence and imagination.

Cognitive skills – Maths and problem solving in the mud kitchen.
Physical abilities – digging for fossils, climbing and balancing.
Oral Language Skills – Creating recipes for special potions and mapping our environment.
Social skills – working collaboratively and problem solving to create cubbies and puppet shows.
Literacy skills – like creating a menu for a pretend restaurant.