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Play-based Learning Inspiration

Play-based learning is an engaging and effective strategy that aids in the development and education of children. It leverages games and various activities as a means of imparting essential skills and knowledge. Through play, children can enhance their creativity, bolster their social skills, and hone their problem-solving abilities. This method is adaptable and suitable for all children, regardless of their interests or skill levels.

Envision a classroom brimming with vibrant and captivating tools such as art supplies, puppets, building blocks, musical instruments, gardening implements, and sensory resources. These items are more than mere playthings; they are crucial educational resources that encourage children to investigate, invent, and absorb knowledge in stimulating ways. 

Creative arts materials, provide a medium through which children can express their inner thoughts and emotions via drawing, painting, and crafting. This activity is not solely about enjoyment; it also plays a significant role in helping them articulate and process their feelings and ideas. Puppets are another key tool in play-based learning. Far from being just entertaining, they facilitate the development of narrative skills and empathy, as children engage in puppetry to explore various viewpoints and emotions.

Building blocks  serve as another fundamental component of play-based learning. Engaging with blocks, children come to understand shapes, dimensions, and spatial relationships, laying the groundwork for mathematical skills. Moreover, constructing with blocks introduces concepts of cause and effect, strategy planning, and problem-solving.

Musical instruments expose children to the realm of sound, rhythm, and melody. Engaging with music enhances auditory skills, boosts concentration, and can even support mathematical learning through the comprehension of beats and sequences. Gardening tools, connect children with nature, teaching them about life cycles, responsibility (through caring for plants), and science basics like photosynthesis and ecosystems.

Sensory tools are crucial for all children, especially those with additional needs. These tools help children explore their senses: touch, sight, sound, smell, and sometimes taste. They support emotional regulation, fine motor skills, and cognitive growth.

This approach fosters a learning environment that is both natural and enjoyable. Children become more engaged and motivated, encouraged to inquire, seek solutions independently, and cultivate a passion for learning that extends beyond traditional educational settings.

The essence of play-based learning lies in its acknowledgment of each child's individual learning pace and interests. It embodies the belief in the vast potential of every child and recognises play as a potent means for unlocking that potential. Investing in play-based learning resources is not merely a purchase of toys; it is an investment in our children's futures, providing them with the curiosity, knowledge, and skills necessary to succeed in a constantly evolving world.

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Hand Puppet Frog

Beleduc

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Stopwatch

Others

This stopwatch is great for timing many activities. The large size is perfect for little hands.

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Paint Drying Rack - 25 Shelves

Educo

Sturdy drying rack with foldable metal shelves. Fits paper up to size A2. Shelves are 46cm wide and 34cm deep.

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Hand Puppet Monkey

Beleduc

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Hand Puppet Turtle

Beleduc

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Round Bristle Paint Brushes Short Pack of 12

TACCO

Round brushes made of nylon bristles and a plastic handle. Ages 3yrs+

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Hand Puppet Duck

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Hand Puppet Crocodile

Beleduc

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Bamboo Channels 40 Pieces

VIVAIO

Wonderful for free play. These bamboo channels allow for endless creative and design while building.

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Coloured Cardboard 220gsm A4 - Pack of 100

TACCO

Bright and dynamic colours.

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Hand Puppet Dog

Beleduc

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Paint Drying Rack - 12 Shelves

VIVAIO

Strong metal framed drying rack, easy for kids to move.

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Sand Shovel

Beleduc

The durable Sand Shovel has an ergonomic handle. Accordingly digging in the sand and building sandcastles is even more fun now! Colour may vary.

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Long Handle Shovel

Beleduc

This durable shovel is ideal for digging in the sand. Colours may vary.

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Hand Puppet Cow

Beleduc

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Hand Puppet Hen

Beleduc

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Mini Maracas Plastic 1 Pair

VIVAIO

Makes a perfect addition to a toddlers music class. Helps children develop a sense of rhythm. Colours may vary.

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Coloured Cardboard 220gsm A3 - Pack of 100

TACCO

Bright and dynamic colours.

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Bamboo Channels

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Natural bamboo materials provide endless fun with water for children. Pieces 80cm, 60cm and 40cm. 18 pieces, 6 x 3.

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Hand Puppet Owl

Beleduc

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Premium School Easel (Classic with Paint Pot Holders)

VIVAIO

Double sided easel for painting and displaying. Ages 3yrs+

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Digger

Top-Trike

With this steel Digger children rock the sand box! The seat offers a 360 degree turning function, so children can dig from all sides with the robus...

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Egg Maracas Set of 2

VIVAIO

Shake this set of two egg-shaped maracas. Ideal for little hands. colours may vary.

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Magic Fingers - Individual

Edusphere

Ideal for children to develop their fine motor skills by using their fingers to create various colourful patterns. There are 7 double-sided mission...

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