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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: Professional Learning Seminar. Monday@Murdoch, 21 August 2017, Murdoch University, WA.

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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.

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