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By Lorelli Mojica

In the EYFS profile handbook, the three Characteristics of Effective Learning breakdown the ways in which children should be learning from their environment, their experiences and the activities that they do. By the age of five years old it is expected that children should be displaying these characteristics all or most of the time every day.

child playing in nursery

Playing and Exploring – Characteristic 1

Playing and Exploring is all about how the child engages in learning. It can be broken down into three further areas:
  • Finding out and exploring
  • Playing with what they know
  • Being willing to ‘have a go’
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