This month’s featured videos are all about play.

Children’s play is discussed at length in the Early Years sector, wherever you are in the world. On Early Years TV we’ve featured a whole range of speakers, who discuss many different forms of play. There’s nothing more exciting for me than chatting with someone who has a novel way of supporting or encouraging children’s play – and it always brings lots of emails and comments.

So, in this month’s featured videos, I have selected 4 very different aspects of play:

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Professor Peter Gray
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Professor Peter Gray on Play, Parenting and Self Directed Education

In this Masterclass interview, Professor Gray explains three different parenting styles (trustful parenting, directive-domineering and directive-protective), their history and what…

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Anni McTavish
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Anni McTavish on Treasure Baskets and Heuristic Play

In this interview, we first discuss treasure baskets – their benefits, the adult’s role and what objects to include. We…

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Julie Mountain
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Julie Mountain on Designing an Effective Play Area

In this interview, we discuss how to assess and consider outdoor spaces that just aren’t working; how to improve outdoor…

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Michael Rosen
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Michael Rosen on Play Well

In this interview, we discuss ‘Michael Rosen’s Book of Play’; the different types of play; some ideas for wordplay and…

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Enjoy!