By Kathryn Morelli
More and more we are seeing the benefits of play based learning in early childhood. Play allows young children to explore, identify, negotiate, take risks and create meaning from their environment.
Play based learning is described as a “context for learning through which children organise and make sense of their social worlds, as they actively engage with people, objects and representations,” (Early Years Learning Framework, 2009).
There are a number of ways that play based games are important for early learning:
The intellectual and cognitive benefits have been well documented.