11 Our garage, farm, hospital, zoo, swimming pool, stable!
12 What are the key ways young children learn? playingbeing with other peoplebeing activeexploring new things and having new experiencestalking to themselvescommunicating about what they are doingrepresenting ideas and experiencesmeeting physical and mental challengesbeing shown how to do thingspractising, repeating, applying skillsHAVING FUN!!!
13 Learning and teaching through play Play is invaluable in helping children to develop positive ways to learnfinding out what they are interested inbeing willing to explore, experiment, try things outknowing how and where to seek helpbeing inventive – creating problems and finding solutionsbeing flexible- testing things outbeing engaged and involved- concentrating, persevering with challenging tasksmaking choices and decisionsplaying and working collaborativelymanaging self and others, developing independencedeveloping alternative strategiesunderstanding the emotions and points of view of others