“Learning Through Play”
Learning through play is a term used in early years education to describe how a child can learn to make sense of the world around them.
Young children “learn through play” – it encourages them to explore, be creative, use their imagination and show interest in new things. Every child should have access to a wide range of different play activities as these opportunities play a crucial role in their development.
‘Learning through Play’ includes messy play, outside play, quiet time with books, arts and craft, role play, creative play and many more. Play is one of the main ways in which children learn and because it’s fun, children often become very absorbed in what they are doing. In turn, this helps them develop the ability to concentrate and stay focused.
Learning through play also helps with sharing and understanding other people’s needs and desires instead of only thinking about themselves. Children learn to consider other people and include them in their play which helps to develop relationships and friendships further. An early years education, like the one we offer here at Oatlands Pre-school also benefits children as they transition to school, helping them to settle in happily and with confidence.
We are often outdoors regardless of the weather; we do have water-proof suits when the weather is wet; when the weather is warmer and sunny we ask that you send your child to Pre-school with a sunhat and sun-cream – we will make sure it’s applied throughout the day when the children are outside. Thankyou!