About Play is the Way®?

PLAY IS THE WAY® is a practical methodology for teaching social and emotional skills using guided play, classroom activities and an empowering language.
It is a process that gives primary schools a way to develop, improve and entrench the personal and social capabilities of students.
PLAY IS THE WAY® is suitable for primary school children of all ages, abilities and ethnic backgrounds. No particular sporting or athletic ability is required to successfully participate.

How does it work?

The PLAY IS THE WAY® Complete Program uses:
•a unique program of physically interactive games
•key concepts to guide students through life and learning
•a specific and empowering language to help attain self-mastery
•a philosophy of behaviour education and student self-regulation that fosters independent, self-motivated, empathetic, life-long learners.

Requiring a minimum investment in resources and equipment (just one set of manuals for each classroom teacher) PLAY IS THE WAY® gives educators the comfort of guidance with the flexibility to adapt it to the needs and circumstances of their students.

The resources give teachers the necessary information to start and invite them to deepen their knowledge and skills as they progress through the program. It’s a, learn as you go and improve with practise, approach.

The games program is a cross-curricular tool for social and emotional learning. Typically, students participate in 1 x 20 minute game session per week for every week of the school year, for every year of primary school. A 45 minute classroom language specific debrief will then follow up the game session.

Play is the Way