Learning through play

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Thu 21 May 2015

10 mins

Children learn through play, that's what we've been told, but how does it work and why is it so important?

And is playing well enough to prepare your child for entry into primary school?

GUEST: Vanna Lockwood, Early Childhood Educator at St Peters Community Preschool in Sydney and Lecturer at the Institute for Early Childhood at Macquarie University.

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