Play

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Play

Monday, 5 May 2014 - 3:17pm

“Children learn as they play. Most importantly, in play children learn how to learn.” – O. Fred Donaldson

At Magic Years we truly believe children learn through play. Play allows children to make sense of the world around them. Play is the most important activity in the life of a child. Our learning environments, which consist of creative spaces for reading, writing, art, construction, dramatic play, science and technology, are designed to fulfill one purpose – to promote discovery, inquiry and play!

Are they learning?

Play is not just for fun. Through play, children are learning how to learn. Children learn how to think, how to solve problems, how to create opportunities, how to negotiate, how to plan, how to achieve goals, how to make choices, how to express emotions, how to share ideas, how to collaborate, how to respect, and how to be a friend.

A Successful Foundation

Through play, children are developing the cognitive, emotional, social and physical foundations they need to succeed in life. Children acquire the knowledge, skills, conceptual understanding and attitudes to develop into confident, life-long learners. Children discover the joy in learning and take ownership of this process for the remainder of their lives.   

But don’t just take it from us, find out what the research says about play!