As an award-winning teacher and as a mum of 4 kids (in 5 years - 2 boys AND 2 girls!), I have learnt A LOT about creating an engaging space to play! Read all about what we do and WHY in our free eBook - and get some emails about my top tips for getting PLAYFUL at home, too!
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Our mission is to CHAMPION PLAY in the early years and to inspire and empower parents and educators to use it as a tool to connect with their children, develop their skills and encourage independence.
Play is a BIG DEAL for our little people.
Play provides opportunities for children to learn as they discover, create, improvise and imagine.
Playing with others helps children develop cooperative and conflict resolution skills. They are able to test out ideas, challenge each other’s thinking and build new understandings.
It is recognised by the United Nations as a child's fundamental right as it is the way that they learn about their world.
Children use PLAY as the medium to practise and rehearse new skills to develop competency. They don't even realise they're learning because it is so natural!
Play provides a supportive environment where children can ask questions, solve problems and engage in critical thinking.
Play allows children to creatively express their ideas and explore their world through songs, dress-ups, art materials, language and movement.
Running, jumping and MOVING when playing helps develop coordination, balance and set boundaries for physical limits.
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