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Learning through Movement and Active Play in the Early Years by Tania Swift download in iPad, ePub, pdf

When babies play their whole

They learn through looking, listening, touching, tasting, investigating, exploring, experimenting and through playing and talking. When babies play, their whole bodies are involved in reaching, grasping, rolling and touching things. They observe play and join in when invited, watching and listening before intervening.

They learn through looking

Adults provide time and space and appropriate resources. Physical dexterity then allows fuller exploration of scrunchy material, paper or anything within reach.

They value play and provide safe but challenging environments that support and extend learning and development. The role that adults have is crucial. Two year olds love to pretend, basing their play on imitating things they have seen you, or other people do, like vacuuming, talking on the telephone or playing a trumpet.