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  • Writer's pictureSouth Parramatta Granville Preschool

Play Based Learning

Updated: Mar 10, 2022

Children have a natural motivation to play. A play-based program builds on motivation, using play as a framework for learning. Inside of this framework children can explore, experiment, discover and solve problems in an array of imaginative ways.

A play-based approach involves both child-initiated and teacher-supported learning. The teacher encourages your children’s learning and inquiry amongst interactions that aim to expand their thinking beyond their current capacity.

What are the benefits of play based learning?

Play-based learning has multiple benefits during your child’s life in the early years, including the development of intellectual skills, thinking and motivation, social skills, emotional skills, creativity and imagination.

Play based learning & language skills

Engaging in active play from an early age encourages the development of language skills. During pre-school years, a child’s vocabulary grows and develops as they play together with peers and interact with adults. Adults have the opportunity to support language development through play; they can do this by asking questions, encouraging conversation and introducing unfamiliar words.


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