5 ways to win over parents to the importance of play in international EYFS
"I’m not sending my child to school for them play all day. They should be learning properly!" Have you ever overheard comments like this? Or read something similar on social media? Perhaps your teaching methods are questioned during parent-teacher conferences? Wherever in the world you teach, play-based learning can be met with scepticism. Learning through play: What are the benefits? Digital storytelling: 4 steps to create digital stories for language learning Early years foundation stage: Everything you need to know The idea that children learn best through play is not new, with the likes of Vygotsky, Piaget, Montessori, Reggio Emilia and even the UK’s Department for Education promoting the value of play in early years education. You can be forgiven for finding this frustrating and maybe even a little insulting, given the time and consideration that has gone into setting up your classroom environment and the learning experiences that are available. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
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