How children learn 21st century skills

Playful learning

Play is at the heart of how young children learn.

Adult interactions

Adults, children’s peers, older children, and siblings are important and integral in the playful learning process.

Peer interactions

Peer interactions are another important context for learning. When engaged in peer play, children observe others and will imitate or build on what they observe.

Learning everywhere

Playful learning occurs beyond the school or child-care setting.