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Supporting children’s play and exploration

The adult’s role is vital. Right from the start we look at the role of the adult in supporting babies toddlers and young children with their play and explorations. What can the adult do to support inquisitive, playful minds.

Good for looking at:

  • Characteristics of effective teaching and learning
  • Playing and exploring
  • The role of the adult
  • Attachment - exploring from a safe base
  • Sensitive interactions
  • Tuning in
  • Observation
  • Joining in with play
  • Modelling
  • Specific praise
  • Environment
  • Resources