In line with the Early Years Learning Framework, our programs are based around play-based learning. Play-based learning is described in the Early Years Learning Framework 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’.
Primarily, play should be enjoyable, but it also allows children to test and develop all types of motor skills and promotes good health and wellbeing.
At Little Sparkles, we believe that ‘play’ develops a child’s curiosity, confidence, resilience, concentration, and creativity, and so we incorporate a daily schedule of active indoor and outdoor physical play, and integrate music, movement and creative expression.
Playing is linked to the development of resilience and the beginnings of empathy, which only emphasizes why we use play-based activities as a tool to achieve the Early Years Learning Framework outcomes.