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Learning, playing and interacting: good practice in the early years foundation stage

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Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF)
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Learning, Playing and Interacting - Good practice in the Early Years Foundation Stage Learning, Playing and Interacting Good practice in the Early Years Foundation Stage Learning, Playing and Interacting Good practice in the Early Years Foundation Stage First published in 2009 Ref: 00775-2009BKT-EN D SI C M M 1 0- 20 09 Disclaimer The Department for Children, Schools and Families wishes to make it clear that the Department and its agents accept no responsibility for the actual content of any materials suggested as information sources in this publication, whether these are in the form of printed publications or on a website. In these materials, icons, logos, software products and websites are used for contextual and practical reasons. Their use should not be interpreted as an endorsement of particular companies or their products. The websites referred to in these materials existed at the time of going to print. Please check all website references carefully to see if they have changed and substitute other references where appropriate. 1The National Strategies | Early Years Learning, Playing and Interacting – Good practice in the Early Years Foundation Stage © Crown copyright 2009 00775-2009BKT-EN Contents Introduction 3 Thinking about pedagogy 4 Learning 6 How children learn 8 Learning and teaching through play 10 Playful learning and playful teaching 14 The skilful practitioner 22 References 58 Further reading 59 Resources 60 Acknowledgements 61 3The National Strategies | Early Years Learning, Playing and Interacting – Good practice in the Early Years Foundation Stage © Crown copyright 2009 00775-2009BKT-EN Introduction Learning, playing, children and adults Babies and young children are powerful learners, reaching out into the world and making sense of their experiences with other people, objects and events. As they explore and learn, children are naturally drawn to play. Play is recognised

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