You care about children who need additional support with personal, social and emotional development …
… building trusting relationships, self-confidence and self-awareness, or managing feelings and behaviour.
You understand children who get frustrated about listening and attention, understanding or speaking.
You notice children who have limited physical control and coordination in large and small movements.
And so often you worry about children’s literacy and numeracy development.
These children may begin to remain engaged and motivated by having Special Time.
Alternatively, they may learn to take turns and make friends in Movement Play.
Whatever the challenge or history, exploring and playing underpin effective learning and development.
Play is essential to the health and well-being of children and promotes the development of creativity, imagination, self-confidence and self-efficacy, as well as physical, social, cognitive and emotional strength and skills. – Committee on the Rights of Children 2013