Play is serious work for children, not an alternative activity.

Play is necessary and important enabling children to:

  • Gain knowledge, skills, concepts and attitudes in a meaningful context.
  • Make informed choices becoming confident independent learners.
  • Work at their own pace in a non-competitive environment.
  • chieve success and acknowledge failure as part of the learning process.
  • Learn to express and deal with their emotions behaving appropriately.
  • Begin to shape attitudes and make sense of the world.
  • Gain confidence, self esteem and develop a sense of personal identity.