An animated introduction to the importance of play in ECE.
An introduction to play
Movement for learning: Q&A with Gill Connell
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
Play in early childhood education infographic
Discover the types of play, how they impact young children, and what roles teachers can take
The power of outdoor play for children
Why outdoor play is so beneficial for children and how to incorporate risky play in ECE
The importance of outdoor play in ECE
A discussion on the importance of outdoor play for children's development and how to design outdoor spaces.
Materials for play: Infants and toddlers
A short guide to using loose parts to enrich the play of infants and toddlers.
Materials for play: A short guide to selecting loose parts
How to choose loose parts to afford a wide range of possibilities for play and exploration.
Materials for play: Why open-ended loose parts are important
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.
Outdoor play and why it’s important
An overview of the research on outdoor play and its many benefits and affordances for children’s learning, development and wellbeing.
How can I help children make the most out of outdoor play?
Strategies to help teachers in ECE 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.
What is play and why is it important for learning?
An overview of the research on the importance of play for learning and development.
How to integrate play and teaching in early childhood education
A guide to incorporating different kinds of play in early childhood settings.
Supporting specific competencies through play
How to use play pedagogies to support the development of specific competencies in children in early childhood settings.
What role should I take in children’s play to best support learning?
Principles for aligning a teacher’s role in play activities with valued learning outcomes.