We Use A Play-Based Approach
Research shows that children learn best when they are engaged and are enjoying what they are doing. The more families play with their children, the more the children learn and interact with others. Although it may look like "just playing" the time spent during play is opening a world of experiences that in turn, develop long lasting skills for both family and child. And it's fun! "Everything your child needs to learn - social skills, vocabulary, language skills and even how to solve problems - can be learned through play." (Sussman & Weitzman, 2014). This is why Ability4Good uses a play-based approach.
To learn more about why play-based approaches are so impactful for children. See the video by Dr. Peter Gray.
How we do guided-play is informed by the principles of the following models.