An animated introduction to the importance of play in ECE.
Blocks and construction materials provide rich opportunities for cross-curricular learning.
Challenging and risky play provides multiple opportunities for physical and social emotional learning.
The benefits of open-ended resources and environments for supporting learning and exploration.
Opportunities for exploration and risk-taking supports children’s resilience, perseverance and confidence.
Valuing children’s right to advocate for their own and others’ ideas.
This webinar is a sequel to our 2021 webinar, exploring the role of movement in children’s learning and development, and how teachers can support children.
Discover the types of play, how they impact young children, and what roles teachers can take.
Why outdoor play is so beneficial for children and how to incorporate risky play in early childhood education.
A discussion on the importance of outdoor play for children's development and how to design outdoor spaces.
A short guide to using loose parts to enrich the play of infants and toddlers.
How to choose loose parts to afford a wide range of possibilities for play and exploration.
An overview of the research on loose parts and their known and theorised benefits, and how to inquire into and improve on your loose parts provision.
An overview of the research on outdoor play and its many benefits and affordances for children’s learning, development and wellbeing.
Strategies to help teachers in early childhood settings support and promote children’s outdoor play and make the most of the many affordances of outdoor play, risky play and play in natural settings.
An overview of the research on the importance of play for learning and development.
A guide to incorporating different kinds of play in early childhood settings.
How to use play pedagogies to support the development of specific competencies in children in early childhood settings.