Imaginative Play

The Early Years Learning Framework states, “play provides opportunities for children to learn as they discover, create, improvise and imagine” (DEEWR, 2009, p.15). This was emphasised during a recent experience when a group of children used materials and resources available to them to engage in play and create roles for each other, revolving around their knowledge of a veterinarian’s clinic (Learning Outcome 5.3).

The children were able to use this play to investigate, imagine and explore new ideas, develop understanding and continually extend their learning (Learning Outcome 4.1).

Miss Dannielle - August 2017