Play Resources

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Through play, children explore the world around them, develop essential life skills, and build a foundation for lifelong learning. ECA’s play resources are fundamental to enriching these experiences and supporting you in celebrating the joy of learning through play.

ECA Statement on Play

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    ECA Statement on Play

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    ECA Statement on Play: Play Principles for ...

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This Statement considers play and young children aged from birth to eight years. The right to play, however, extends to every child of any age, ability or background and is relevant in schools and other learning environments, services, and communities in which children participate. Read more about it here.

ECA's Publications on Play

  • Active outdoor play

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  • Facilitating and extending play-based learning

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  • Play-based learning and intentionality

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  • Risky Play in the Outdoors - Everyday Learning Series Book cover - ECA

    Risky play and the outdoors

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  • sensory play and learning - everyday learning series - ECA

    Sensory play and learning

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Professional Learning Courses on Play

  • Engineering creativity: Celebrating loose parts play for all ages - ECA Learning Hub courses

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  • WEBINAR069

    Exploring play-based digital learning

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  • Play-based learning professional learning package - ECA Learning Hub

    Play-based learning professional learning package

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  • The Value of Play Module on ECA Learning Hub

    The value of play

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Curated Quality-Assured Resources

  • Adventurous Play – Developing children’s life skills ...

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  • Encouraging Physical Development Through Movement-Play

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    Perspectives on Play

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  • Play in Early Childhood Education: Learning in ...

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  • Progressing Play: Practicalities, intentions and possibilities in ...

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Early Learning Matters Week

Early Learning Matters Week aims to raise awareness and understanding of the importance of early learning in shaping the development and wellbeing of children and highlights the significant role that early learning plays in laying the foundation for future success. It emphasises the value of quality early childhood education and care and brings the early childhood educators, parents, caregivers, and community leaders together to celebrate and advocate for high-quality early learning, fostering a sense of unity and collaboration in promoting the well-being of children and communities.