Much of children’s early learning and development takes place through play and hands-on experiences. Through these, children explore social, physical and imaginary worlds. These experiences help them to manage their feelings, develop as thinkers and language users, develop socially, be creative and imaginative and lay the foundations for becoming effective communicators and learners.

Let us now consider our role as a children’s playful partner. A playful partner takes opportunities throughout the daily routine to be playful with children. It is through these interactions that relationships are enhanced, and children’s well-being is supported and promoted.​

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