Discover Fun and Learning Through Play
Updated: Oct 19, 2020
At Playz we believe children grow and develop through play. Through Sports, arts, cultural activities, adventures and more. Playz views Play as education outside of the classroom.
Learning through play is becoming more prevalent throughout New Zealand and Australia with early learning and school settings adopting this pedagogical approach to deliver curriculum and inspirational programmes.
“Children experience an environment where their play is valued as meaningful learning and the importance of spontaneous play is recognised”. Ministry of Education. (2017).Te Whāriki. He whāriki mātauranga mō ngā mokopuna o Aotearoa. Early Childhood Curriculum. Wellington, New Zealand.
Why stop at the school gate? There are 1000’s of exciting children’s activities in our communities which enrich children’s lives from a myriad of different providers. Activities range greatly from Indoor, Outdoors, Active, Team, Individual, Arts & Crafts, Sports, Tutoring, Cooking, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and Performing Arts to name a small number of what is out there.
Play should be child-centred, encouraging children to have choices means they create a greater sense of independence when participating in their own child-led play. Guided play is equally as important if children are engaged with and interested in the activities. At Playz we believe that everyone needs Play in their lives and we keep play at the heart of everything we do.
After a time of being socially distanced from others now is a time to focus on play again and getting our kids involved in more activities again -less screen-time and more play!
Get out, get active and discover fun!