The Learning Through Play Curriculum
Play is a very important part in a child's life. Ask any expert in childhood development - play is the work of children. Play helps children to experiment with their world and helps them to learn new skills. Play is a child's most natural way to learn. Children create their own learning experiences through play.
- Play develops curiosity and self-determination
- Play builds knowledge of ourselves and social relationships
- Play builds self-esteem, a sense of personal power and problem-solving skills
- Play builds language and communication skills
- Play builds both large and small muscles
At all ages and stages children benefit from playing alone and exploring their own interests. When playing with other children, social skills are learned and practiced.
At Centres for Early Learning, our curriculum model is based on the learning through play philosophy and is reflected in the activities that we plan based on the children’s interests.