Catholic Education South Australia

Play

Playing together ~ socialising, learning and taking risks

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We teach and learn through play. Play is vital to learning and socialisation. It is the platform on which children develop their cognitive, social, emotional and relational skills. In a play based, developmentally appropriate curriculum, educators identify learning where it really happens. We are their ‘play partners’.

 

Karen Stagnitti

Karen Stagnitti PhD, BOccThy, GCHE. Karen is an occupational therapist who has spent many years researching the importance of play in child development.

"Play not only reflects a child's development and inner world, it contributes to his or her development as an active, dynamic and open ended process that continually challenges and facilitates growth, development and individual competence. Play is the occupation of children and has a central role in development across a lifespan."

To learn more about Karen's work in play click on the image.

Why we value what we do.

"I have come that you may have life and have it to the full" (John 10:10)