Role of the adult in playful learning

Role of the adult in playful learning

Children learn through play. They develop various skills through different kinds of play-based activities; social, emotional, language, maths and cognitive skills. 

Parents and caregivers can play an important role in facilitating play. This means that an adult takes on an active role to direct the play with children. The adult provides specific age appropriate toys to  the child to achieve a specific outcome. The idea is to develop a specific skill by choosing a specific toy for a child to play with.

In order to facilitate playful learning, the adult has to

Tips on ways to respond to children that encourages play

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Things parents/caregivers should avoid doing that discourages play

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