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playkids-on-a-merry-go-roundWHAT WILL YOUR CHILD LEARN/DO AT FOOTSTEPS?

There are lots of activities available everyday, during which the adults work with children on set tasks.

At Footsteps, we believe that young children learn through play (i.e. Active involvement and exploration, making mistakes and solving problems and activities which are challenging and relevant).

This principle underlies our curriculum planning.

WHY PLAY IS IMPORTANT IN EDUCATION:

  • kids-playing-with-puppetsPlay is a natural activity for children.
  • It is a social activity and it always involves toys and materials.
  • Through play children can express their emotions.
  • All types of play are equally valuable.
  • Play is a natural activity for children.
  • It is a social activity and it always involves toys and materials.
  • Through play children can express their emotions.
  • All types of play are equally valuable.

kids-playing-in-sandboxThrough play:

  • Children practice and build up ideas, concepts and skills.
  • Children think creatively and imaginatively
  • Children communicate with others.
  • Play underlines a great deal of young children’s learning.

blue-brain-hiPlay is beneficial for developing a range of skills and at least some of them are improved by play-induced changes in the prefrontal cortex. This has important implications for human development. – Sergio Pellis, Professor of Neuroscience