Play-based learning is a tool that allows us to give a child a wide range of opportunities to learn, develop and reach their full potential.
Quality early learning supports children in their transition to school and life by helping them:
- Develop good communication and social skills.
- Build coping skills, resilience and self-discipline, which are essential for school.
- Practice fine and gross motor skills.
- Develop basic maths, literacy and general knowledge.
Examples of quality early learning program experiences include:
- Small group sessions with storytelling, singing and dancing with children of all ages to develop communication skills.
- Art experiences for children to express themselves, create and develop their fine motor skills.
- Experiences to help children regulate their feelings and emotions, and interact with their peers.
- Sunscreen and hand washing songs to help children understand the importance of sun safety and keeping healthy.
- Experiences that teach children skills they need for primary school—like basic pre-literacy and counting, how to sit still, listen and ask questions.