12 March, 2021
Structured play supports learning
LEADING educators agree, children who participate in a structured Kindergarten program which implements the Queensland Kindergarten Guidelines framework that emphasizes the development of children in the five-learning area’s identity, wellbeing, connectedness, active learning and communicating are better prepared when they enter the formal primary school education
Nicole Hanlon, Director of Education and Learning at Childs World Cairns believes parents can assist their child to develop the skills and confidence necessary to cope better with primary school when they enrol them in a well-structured and professional early childhood education program.
“It’s important that children have a safe caring environment that supports the fundamentals of learning.
“Children thrive when confronted with activities where they discover, problem solve, explore and play.
“A well-structured program is one where a child feels safe and supported in their learning development.
“If structured correctly we will unlock their enthusiasm for lifelong learning: Children who receive quality early childhood education are reportedly more confident and curious, which causes them to perform better in school. Children learn how to manage challenges and build resilience in times of difficulty; settle easily at school to reap the benefits of education faster; and acquire a long-term interest in learning different things,” she said.
Activities need to be challenging and varied wherein children will learn about themselves and others, make friends and grow in confidence. They will also develop the building blocks for early literacy and numeracy and important social and emotional skills.
For more information or to speak to an Early Childhood education specialist, contact Alison at Child’s World on 4045 4045.