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What are Play Schemes and Why are they Important?
Episode 248th March 2023 • Lovely Preschool Teachers Podcast • Ashley Rives
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What are Play Schemes and Why are they Important?

Episode Summary

Have you heard of play schemes before? If you’ve ever wondered why young children play certain ways and repeat those actions over and over again - play schemes might be the culprit.

Understanding play schemes not only helps us understand the development of our young children, but it also helps us see why some of those behaviors are happening. And when we understand the why, it’s easy to help support children rather than just punish.

So, let’s jump into what play schemes are, the 9 different types of play schemes and how we support children who are displaying these schemes.


Topics Discussed:


  • What are play schemes?
  • The nine types of play schemes- what they look like and how to support them.

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Are you a busy preschool teacher who loves gaining new ideas, perspectives and inspiration for your classroom? The Lovely Preschool Teachers Podcast is here to help you up your confidence in educating early learners in a quick, actionable way!

As an early educator who is still in the classroom, Ashley Rives will share the ins and outs of how she runs her classroom in a play-based, child-centered way. Each week, expect a new episode focused on actionable strategies to level up your abilities and confidence as a preschool teacher.

Ashley Rives is an early educator with over 17 years of experience and a strong passion to help teachers implement child-centered learning in preschool classrooms all over the world. You can follow her on Instagram @lovelycommotion or learn more at the Lovely Commotion Preschool Resources website:

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