These provide prompts to help practitioners reflect on the learning through play, identify successes and challenges and to note changes they would like to make.
These materials share examples of how different early childhood settings developed their practice in relation to play.
These materials include tip sheets for practitioners and parents on different aspects of learning through play.
A template is provided to help practitioners plan for changes in a particular area of their work in learning through play.
Photos from a range of early childhood settings offer additional ideas about learning through play.
Adults interpret what they see during play and discuss it with children
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Adults take part to help children connect to and develop their play
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Adults play with new children in particular, to help them connect with others
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Play provision reflects children’s complex interests, such as space, anthropology or geology
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The daily routine has sufficient time for children to get deeply involved in play
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Play reflects children’s stage of development as well as providing for their current interests
Play provides opportunities for children to assess, take risks and enjoy challenge
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Play opportunities support developing dispositions such as curiosity, perseverance and resilience
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Children learn to resolve problems and conflicts in their own way, with support when they need help
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Sound games with instruments and other items encourage listening skills
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Play opportunities support the development of skills such as cutting or mark-making
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Adults join childrens' play, follow their lead and help them identify their own learning
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The process of play is the focus rather than the end product
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Story-telling, creating stories, language games, and reading support children’s early literacy
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Early numeracy is supported as children match, sort, and use mathematical language
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