We all need a little motivation to try something new!

In relation to inquiry-based learning in early childhood education, the terms ‘invitations to play’ and ‘play provocations’ are used as part of the pedagogical approach to emergent curriculum. They are applied interchangeably to suggest prompting curiosity and exploration through play. There is however, a subtle difference between the two approaches.

Invitation to Play or Play Provocations McMonagle. A. 2023 


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