We’re big believers in Play Based Learning! Not only is it fun and engaging for our students, but it also has numerous benefits. Studies show that play-based learning:
Boosts creativity and imagination
Role-playing and self-expression help develop their creativity and encourage critical thinking
Enhances language development
Social interaction and language-rich experiences help build their vocabulary, communication skills, and promotes early literacy
Supports diverse learners
Provides multiple ways for students to engage with the material and understand it on their own terms
Encourages hands-on learning
Helps students understand and make connections with the world around them in a meaningful way
Promotes physical development
Activities often involve movement, which enhances strength, coordination and gross motor skills
At The Winstedt School, we have a richly diverse student body that includes students who learn differently. Play-based learning allows students to explore and learn at their own pace while providing opportunities for collaboration and individual learning.
It is an excellent method to nurture a passion for learning and equip our students with the tools they need to achieve!