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A regional network to develop play-based learning

Vicki Hiini, Anna MacKinnon, Kelly Lonergan, Debbie Spalding, and David Bridson

A number of converging issues provided the impetus for 12 schools in the Western Bay of Plenty to form a support network to explore and develop play-based learning for the first years of school. This article discusses what has influenced our play-based learning approach and gains we have observed as a result. We acknowledge the challenges that have arisen. We share pedagogy and practice as a group in order to manage such challenges.

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