Skills learned through play


Three-year-old Kwan was fascinated with pouring. He spent hours in the mud kitchen pouring water from one container to another. His teacher Lisa did not guide the play, but left him at it.

As she observed closely, Lisa realised he was learning real-life skills through his play. This gave her an idea. Formerly she had poured the milk at lunch time – but why not allow Kwan to do it? Sure enough, he managed this tricky task thanks to the motor control he'd gained through repetitive play.

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