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Play and learn
Children learn while they play. Play allows children to explore
their environment in fun and exciting ways. Play is how children learn about themselves and the world around them.
Play nurtures development in many ways. The extra vocalisation that occurs during play activities develops
important pre-reading skills such as word pronunciation, speaking and communicating, listening and
For hundreds of years, early childhood theorists have recognised that children play and learn.
In the late 1700’s, Friedrich Froebel a German theorist, laid the
foundation for modern childhood education. He was the first person to propose the kindergarten (kinder = children
and garten = garden). Froebel stated that guided play was the best method for children to learn.
In the early 1900’s, John Dewey a well known American
psychologist and education reformer said that children learn best through play and real life experiences. He was
one of the first theorists to state that early childhood education should be based on the child's interests. Today,
it is widely accepted by early childhood specialist across the world that children learn best through play based
experiences and activities that are based on the child’s current interests.
"A context for learning through
which children organise and make sense of their social worlds, as they engage actively
with people, objects and representations”.
Babies learn and play- watch this video
In this video by Alison Gopnik on TED 'What
do babies think?' Alison talks about the fascinating minds of children, and shows us how much babies and young
children can really understand.Click
here to watch video.....
This talk is particularly interesting as it explains how
babies are designed to learn, Alison compares a baby’s thought processes to an adult, in love, in Paris for the
first time after consuming three espressos.