What is Learning Through Play?

 

Play based learning is active learning, which is developmentally correct for every child.

Play is the backbone of all children’s learning.

Each child’s play experience is unique.

Learning should involve long, uninterrupted periods of open-ended play to imagine, dream & create.

Learning happens when a child is provided an environment and resources that awaken the imagination to explore.

Parents provide shared opportunities to explore and learn together, strengthening the parent-child bond.


References


Children Learning Through Play
Extract from Putting Children First, the Newsletter of the National Childcare Accreditation Council (NCAC) Issue 14 June 2005 (Pgs 10-11)

The Importance of Play in Promoting Healthy Child Development and Maintaining Strong Parent-Child Bonds
Kenneth R. Ginsburg, and the Committee on Communications and and the Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health
Pediatrics 2007;119;182-191
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2006-2697

Speaking Out for Play-Based Learning
Susan J. Oliver and Edgar Klugman
Child Care Information Exchange January/February 2004