‘Play is the highest form of research…’ Albert Einstein.
We see play as a valuable learning opportunity for young children. It is how they engage, interact and find out about the world around them. At Kindy educators observe the child’s play, listen to ideas, encourage and support interactions and add resources and materials to extend and build on interests.
Purposeful play, along with planned experiences and routines offer opportunities to build on children’s current understandings and lead them to new knowledge, ideas and skills. Play provides many social interactions that support the development of friendship skills, collaborative relationships and empathy.