Learning Through Play
Learning through Play
When children are given the opportunity to learn through play, their learning journey is endless. Teachers are able to support this learning through rich interactions while working with and alongside tamariki/children which helps them to develop their own understanding about the world. A simple activity, such as play-dough, can support a child's concept of texture, properties, pattern making, sequencing, cause and effect, manipulation etc. It is the real hands on, enriched experiences that are strengthened and extended by teachers to support true meaning for a child.
We are inspired by the 'Reggio Emila' approach, which in essence supports children as competent and confident learners. The environment, experiences and activities help develop children's theory of the world around them.
"The activities that are the most fun to do - such as singing, playing games, reading, storytelling and just talking and listening - are also the best for child development"
(Professor, Yale University)