Value Of Play

Ref: C3743629

This session is aimed at parents wishing to find out new ways of playing with their children and sets out to reinforce the benefits of play for children’s all-round growth. Discussion will include the importance of play for learning, socialising and physical development. Tasks will help identify different kinds of play and how adults can take an active role. Activities will include practical ideas for creating safe and stimulating play with opportunities for sharing personal, favourite games / ideas for playing, with the rest of the group.

Additional information about this course

Working in partnership with East Surrey College to deliver Adult Education in the community.

Course aim

Discuss/Discover the benefits of play for children’s all-round growth including intellectual, physical, social and emotional development.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Describe why play is important to children’s learning and development.
  • Comment briefly on the role of play within the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.
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How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

Download full course information sheet

Value Of Play


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  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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