Unlock Your Creative Block: Providing Creative and Inspiring Play Invitations for Your Play Space

Play invitations are an important and intentional part of supporting students to extend on their ideas and interests while they play.

Teachers sometimes find it difficult to strike a balance between knowing what an invitation to play is and when they are ‘taking over’ children’s play ideas. This workshop expands on how to enable opportunities for students to connect with specific curriculum areas while engaged in child-directed play.

Playing and Learning Outside the Classroom

Playing and Learning Outside the Classroom

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Playing and Learning Outside the Classroom Download a print-friendly pdf version of this article here. “More than anything, outdoor play makes children happy, and happy children thrive” (Prisk & Cusworth, 2018, p.12) Teaching and learning through play can occur both inside and outside the...... Read more

Loose Parts in the Primary Classroom

Loose Parts in the Primary Classroom

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Loose Parts in the Primary Classroom Download a print-friendly pdf version of this article here. The term ‘loose parts’ refers to the resources used to support learning and teaching through play. Identified as ‘variables’ by Simon Nicholson (1978), loose parts are any items children can use in...... Read more