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Play-based learning keeps it fun

Play-based learning keeps it fun

Some parents feel that three years old is too early for children to be in kindergarten. But when you consider the natural desire of young children to learn, explore and play, the play-based learning curriculum in Goodstart centres is a perfect match.

Play is the foundation of learning for children. It’s how they make sense of the world around them, hypothesise and experiment, learn to negotiate, understand their feelings and so much more. The best part of all however, is that it’s fun! It keeps children coming back for more and helps them form positive feelings towards learning.

We recently spoke with the kindergarten teacher at Goodstart East Perth to find out more about why play-based learning is perfect for three year olds. You can read that article here, but in a nutshell we learned that there is a real depth of learning occurring when children play, and especially when they’re guided by an experienced and qualified teacher.

A well-rounded kindergarten curriculum

Many three year old children are already in child care, but it’s important to know the differences between what you might consider ‘normal’ child care and a dedicated, high quality kindergarten program.
Our three year old kindergarten program is a structured play based program that aligns with the WA kindergarten curriculum and overseen by a University qualified teacher.  The program is well rounded and provides children with a fun, play-based environment in which to build skills like:
  • Social-emotional learning
  • Language and literacy
  • Science, technology, engineering and maths
  • Drama and pretend play
  • Creative arts
  • Physical activity and active play
It all sounds like a lot for a three year old to take in! But with our engaging and fun play-based learning approach, the learning comes naturally. With smaller class sizes, individual learning plans and qualified educators, three year olds thrive in our kindergarten program.


Posted by Goodstart
19 April 2018

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