What is learning through play?
Play is important to children's development. Learning through play helps children to learn and understand the world around them.
The power of play supports:
Developing children's language skills is vital. As a child's communication and language skills develops, they will be able to express their wants, needs and feelings. You can implement the follow strategies below to support your little one at home.
Read a range of non-fiction and fiction books
Identify and say everyday objects within your home
Sing nursery rhymes and songs
Explore your local environment and discuss what you can see
Supporting your child's social skills, helps them to interact with others, Sharing with their peers and understand their behaviour and feelings. To develop your child's social skills, try the following below:
Play board games
Use language such as 'my turn and your turn'
Encourage eye contact when speaking to your child
Talk about emotions
Enhancing your child's cognitive skills, is the ability to support your child to think, understand and explore. With children's early childhood, they are taught to problem solve, process information, enhance their attention and reasoning skills.
See below activities to implement at home to support your child's cognitive skills.
Use building blocks
Arts and craft
Puzzles and sorting objects
For more support to implement learning through play at home.
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