May 2015

  • Play Based Learning

    Play based learning What is “Play”? Pleasurable-play is an enjoyable and pleasurable activity. Play sometimes includes frustrations, challenges and fears; however enjoyment is a key feature. Symbolic-play is often pretend, it has a ‘what if?’ quality. The play has meaning to the player that is often not evident to the educator. Active-play requires action, either physical, verbal or mental engagement with materials, people, ideas or the environment. Voluntary-play is freely chosen. However, players can also be invited or prompted to play. Process oriented-play is a means unto itself and players may not have an end or goal in sight. Self […]

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  • May Newsletter

    At Jack and Jill Kindergarten we welcome and value our families and extended families into our centre, we recognise the importance of families feeling welcome within the kindergarten environment. We view parents and families as the child’s first educator and nurturer and we aim to support families in this important task. Last Tuesday we invited families to attend an information evening where we discussed the routines of the Possum room, the importance of play-based learning and our transition to school program. We discussed the value of pre-literacy skills and we are in the process of arranging an information evening with […]

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