Playing and exploring
11 October 2016Add to My Folder
This is the third article in our characteristics of effective learning mini-series, focussing on playing and exploring. Click here to read the first article, which looked at creating and thinking critically, and here for the second.
Playing and Exploring – Learning through doing.
Through play, children are able to explore a wide range of possible interests; playing with peers is an important part of this. Play, both free play and teacher led, is a vital part of a child’s development, with children learning at their highest level.
Have a Sniff Investigation
A very popular activity that can be used time and again – just change the food stuffs to sniff, and a good way of bringing the focus away from the visual to concentrate on the sense of smell to explore the world around us.
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