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Optimising young children’s learning: play matters

Hesterman, S.ORCID: 0000-0001-7491-5527 (2017) Optimising young children’s learning: play matters. In: Seminar. Optimising young children’s learning: play matters, 21 August 2017, Murdoch University.

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Abstract

The value of play in optimising young children’s learning cannot be underestimated. It is paramount that children have access to quality time, space and resources to inspire creativity, develop self-regulation and resilience, support the achievement of educational outcomes, and nurture self-identity and well-being. Sandra is currently involved in Early Childhood Australia WA campaign events aimed at raising community awareness about the importance of play - that play matters! The campaign is seeking development of a WA Play Strategy, so as to ensure that the child’s right to play is clearly transparent and accountable. A play strategy is timely given the demise of play in children’s lives, particularly in the early years of schooling.

Item Type: Conference Item
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Education
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/46794
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