Children learn through a balance of adult led (where the adult plans the activity) and child initiated play (where they choose for themselves).
At Shine Nursery we call adult led – ‘playful teaching’ and child led we call – ‘teaching through play’.
When adults plan the activity they ensure that it is fun, stimulating and playful. When children choose, adults have provided lots of exciting play opportunities for them, and they play alongside them and find teachable moments without taking over.
At Shine nursery we encourage children to have the characteristics of effective learning. This will help them to develop their understanding and skills.