What are the best preschool learning activities? How do kids make sense of their environment and the world? Many Sydney parents pay extra attention to where their kids will go during their early learning. That’s why parents think about what’s the best approach so kids will effectively learn.
The role of play-based learning
Learning arts, language and music is important. However, they could lack the excitement and the interaction which kids actually crave.
Many Sydney educators understand this, which is why they create learning programs that utilise play. Playing provides the excitement and interaction that will aid kids with their learning.
Why play-based learning could be more effective? First, kids will be more engaged with the activity. Second, it provides the interaction and real-world learning.
Watching and listening are not enough to really learn something. The best approach (especially for young children) is to actually do the task or make it a game. It offers a more effective and rewarding experience.
Play-based learning for social and emotional development
Play also offers opportunities in social and emotional development. During play sessions, kids will be encouraged to interact with others to achieve a common goal. They will then be able to build social and cultural awareness during those times.
In addition, children will gain experiences. These experiences can help them enhance their self-confidence, take risks and form their identities. As a result, they will be better equipped to start formal schooling and experience the world outside.
In play-based learning, kids will be able to enjoy and learn at the same time. It will also help them have a successful transition once formal schooling starts.
Furthermore, kids will have a jumpstart at school. They will be equipped with the required knowledge and skills to succeed. They have built a strong foundation that will accompany them for the rest of their lives.
Preschool learning activities Sydney
That’s why at Surry Hills Early Learning Centre, our educators use the play-based learning approach (according to Early Years Learning Framework).
Preschool children (3-6 yrs old) will gain the necessary skills and prepare them for formal schooling. Contact us today if you want to learn more about our programs and curriculum.