The current National Standards for learning development and care for children from birth to five is The Early Years Foundation Stage. The curriculum is broken down into six areas of learning, which are:
This statutory framework has a real emphasis on play and the importance of it to a young child. This can be seen in The Practice Guidance (2008:7) 'play underpins all development and learning for young children.
Most children play spontaneously, although some may need adult support, and it is through play that they develop creatively, physically, socially, emotionally and intellectually'
In my professional opinion I feel that Rokka Play's first product, the Rokka, is a beautifully crafted toy, which will positively aid and promote child's play and development.
The simple, yet effective design gives the child endless opportunities to both explore and express themselves.
After reviewing the design and the additional packs available I believe that this one item covers all six areas of learning with a real focus on creative development.
The setting in which I am currently employed has expressed an interest in the Rokka and would like to have one!