Improving Children's Learning Through Play

Course Description

The purpose of this programme is to help you develop your understanding of the different types of children’s play and your role in encouraging it. It demonstrates how current theories relating to children’s learning and development influence how play is valued and supported within early years settings.

Course Content

The programme covers:

• What counts as ‘play’ and ‘playful’ activities

• Reasons why play is important in the early years

• How key theories of child development link to the value of children’s play

• The distinction between free play, guided play and highly structured adult-directed activities

• The adult’s role in supporting playful learning

Key Information

✔ Written by expert authors

✔ Certificated by Pre-School Learning Alliance (PSLA)

✔ 70% pass mark

✔ Delivers 1 CPD hour

✔ Certificate upon completion provides evidence of learning

How to apply

This course normally costs £18.59 but is available free to gold members. For more details see our online training page.

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