Learning through Play

Filmed over a whole year, this documentary follows a 3-year-old boy called Seb, busy playing in a wide variety of settings – on his own, with his mum, in a group and with a friend enjoying indoor and outdoor play around his home and at nursery. As we follow him over the year, you are able to gain a real insight into his leaps in development and how best to support this.

Each chapter explores how all of Seb’s playful activity involves many aspects of the characteristics of effective learning. So becomes clear and easy to relate to how both his attitude towards learning and all of his areas of development are supported by his rich play experiences. We look at how you can apply this to the EYFS in a straightforward and easy to understand way.

The insightful narrative and attentive filming thoroughly explores how, through careful observation of children at play, you can gain a deeper understanding of their interests and how they learn best.

Learning through Play - documentary clips

Learning through play - observation clips