Encouraging children to make connections through imagination and creativity, to explore alternate worlds and ways of thinking. These worlds, not bounded by reality, offer the freedom children need to innovate and enact new possibilities.
"Pretend play and the imagination are important for cognitive development, helping children to reflect upon and regulate their own cognitive behaviour".
To find out more read the Age-appropriate pedagogies for the early years of schooling: Foundation paper pdf version 1.3M - word version. 88K
This page was last reviewed on 07 Oct 2016
Read the Teacher and child behaviours unpacked to focus on behaviours that may be observable in classroom practice. PDF version 216K
Use the Questions to support teacher reflection to assist in embedding the characteristics of age-appropriate pedagogies into planning and practice. PDF version 491K
Use the Examples of practice to see how one teacher aligned curriculum, pedagogy and assessment in her Prep classroom.