It is not unusual to find that the play of young children can be very repetitive. Whether it is playing ballet, house, firemen, in the sand, with collage, puzzles or blocks, most children begin kindy with a particular interest. This can be concerning to parents as they wonder if their child’s experiences are limited, and how this impacts on their learning and development. Click on the link below for some thoughts to ponder with regard to this repetition in the context of the kindergarten setting:
Ballymore Kindy profiled in the City North News. Desley Jones talks about the reasons behind our new attendance hours for 2016.
Ballymore Kindy Director, Desley Jones has a Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood), a Bachelor of Education and an Honours Degree in Psychology.
Leading the early learning sector
Ballymore Kindy Director, Desley Jones, is in demand to present her research related to the importance of play-based learning and social and emotional wellbeing.
Desley has a Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood), a Bachelor of Education and an Honours Degree in Psychology. Further to this, Desley is currently undertaking research with this year's children (of which participation is optional) partnering with other researchers and educators, both here in Australia with Gowrie (Qld) and QUT, and in conjunction with the University of Iceland. This research is looking at children’s perception of play and the adult’s role in play.