We all know the value of play and how vital it is for young children’s development. This book is designed to encourage and inspire early childhood educators in all settings to create open-ended play spaces that will provide opportunities for children to investigate, explore, discover, practise, try, fail, succeed, observe, imagine, dream, pretend, share, listen and participate in everyday activities, thus allowing them to develop a sense of who they are and an understanding of the world in which they live.
This book shows a variety of ways in which different spaces can be executed and set up, and describes in detail how these experiences support educators to meet the requirements of the Early Years Learning Framework and the National Quality Standard, respond to children’s interests, and understand the benefits of play.
“Practical resource to support educators in their work in established learning environments for children”
Ros Cornish – ECA publications reviewer