Learning through everyday activities and play


Play is one of the main ways in which children learn and develop. It helps to build self-worth by giving a child a sense of his or her own abilities and to feel good about themselves. Because it’s fun, children often become very absorbed in what they are doing. Learn more about the benefits of play: 

Early Years Matters:
Play and Learning

Family Lives:
Why Play Matters

Right from birth, every time you play with your child, use silly voices, or even sing, you’re not just bonding, you’re building their brain. Explore the following sections to gain some ideas on how you could promote your child's learning and development through everyday activities at your own home or when out and about:

A photo of a baby with his mum

Brilliant Babies


Terrific Toddlers


Playful Pre-schoolers

Related Links

  1. Foundation Years Vodcast: Improving the Home Learning Environment

Page last reviewed: 15/04/2024

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