The five ways: Play

From birth, babies are learning by watching and playing with you. You are your baby’s favourite toy. By making eye contact, talking, singing and playing with your baby, you are helping them learn.

As they grow, babies, toddlers and school-aged children are learning through play as they try out new ideas and explore.


Ok, let’s play!

Find more activities here, and filter by age for games and learning activities specific to your child’s age.  Watch the video to see what our Early Years Ambassador Jay Laga’aia has to say about learning through play.

Published — 03 July 2017 Last updated — 03 July 2017

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