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Play School


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Play School aims to encourage a child to wonder, to think, to feel and to imagine.

The program shows two warm, caring people taking the time to be with one child. They address the child directly and personally.
Into this relationship are woven the stories, songs and activities that form the fabric of Australian children's culture.

Play School is successful because it satisfies our basic human need to interact with other people and to be valued by them.

Play School aims to extend the child's interest and it encourages participation.

Each program contains a story, some songs (both traditional and new) and a variety of play ideas with things to make and do.

Each week has a theme which is developed in different ways depending on the day. The daily format usually includes the Calendar, the Clock and a look outside Play School via the Windows.

Monday : Useful Box Day

Household oddments form the basis for things to make.
Activities are planned to stimulate the child's creativity.

Tuesday : Dressing Up Day

Programs may stimulate dressing up ideas or provide information about specific clothing.

Wednesday : Animals Day

Animals visit, or are seen inside the story or film, to stimulate interest in living creatures and their environment.

Thursday : Imagination Day

Dramatic ideas, stories and songs are especially designed to encourage imaginative play.

Friday : Finding Out Day

The aim of the day is to arouse curiosity about the world. Simple experiments are often included.
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