Podcasts for families

The Learning every day and in every way through play podcast series is targeted at families, with a focus on how learning happens every day in every way through play. The Early Learning team talk about children’s learning during play and everyday routines and how families can support learning at home.

Episode 1 – Learning in the everyday

Learning every day in every way through play introduces a series of podcasts about how children learn so much through everyday experiences and through play. Learning is not only happening when children are attending preschool, school or early childhood centres. This episode focusses on recognising the learning that comes from the activities and routines that parents and families do every day.
Jacqui and Therese

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Episode 2 – What guides what and how children learn in the early years 

How the Early Years Learning Framework, as the mandatory curriculum for early childhood education supports teachers to deliver learning programs which improve learning outcomes for children and support learning in the early years. 

Jacqui and Sylvana

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Episode 3 – Play-based learning- how children learn through play

We explore how children learn everyday through play and how helping your child learn at home through play during the early years, can lay strong foundations for reading and writing and more formal school learning.
Jacqui and Sylvana

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Episode 4 – Letting your child take the lead!

When a child plays alone, or solitary play, they have a chance to engage deeply and can make mistakes and create solutions, feeling accomplished. Playing with one or more friends supports the ongoing development as children ‘practice’ what they learned among others. Letting your child take the lead in their own play, can support learning in many ways in the home environment.
Jacqui and Donna

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Episode 5 – How to support learning within the family and across learning areas

Every family is unique, and some families have multiple siblings all learning at different ages and stages. This podcast looks at how parents can support learning for each of their children across age ranges by involving them in every day, fun activities that allow each child to be involved and learn at their own level. Many everyday home activities can support concepts and learning outcomes across early childhood to school learning areas all at the same time.
Jacqui and Therese
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