Suggestions for teachers on Facilitating and supporting children's play. Good article.

Facilitating and supporting children's play: Suggestions for teachers

"Most of the best opportunities for achievement lie in the domain of free play, with access to varied materials."   Margaret McMillan

"Most of the best opportunities for achievement lie in the domain of free play, with access to varied materials.

"Childhood has its own way of seeing, thinking and feeling and nothing is more foolish than to try to substitute ours for theirs.” Jean Jacques Rousseau

"Childhood has its own way of seeing, thinking and feeling and nothing is more foolish than to try to substitute ours for theirs.

A tea cosy can become a winter hat, a helmet, or a crown! The more prescriptive a costume is, the more limited its use.

A tea cosy can become a winter hat, a helmet, or a crown! The more prescriptive a costume is, the more limited its use.

Are we really willing to let fantasy play disappear from our early years settings?

Article underlining the importance of dramatic and imaginative play in early years settings.

At the hair dresser's - children love to re-enact real-life scenarios in the role play corner.

At the hair dresser's - children love to re-enact real-life scenarios in the role play corner.

Nancy Stewart writes: Children who show self-restraint in following the shifting rules of the play gain the great pleasure of belonging, as they develop cooperative play with others.

Nancy Stewart writes: Children who show self-restraint in following the shifting rules of the play gain the great pleasure of belonging, as they develop cooperative play with others.

Role play, dramatic play, imaginative play - everyone agrees it's essential.

For Role-play, dramatic play and imaginative play: a sturdy dress-up unit with lots of storage space.

Putting a doll to bed is a comforting, calming moment for busy children.

Putting a doll to bed is a comforting, calming moment for busy children.

A glimpse into the baker's shop

Case study of Asquith Harpenden Pre-school and Day nursery in London

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