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Playhouse Disney and the Pre-school Learning Alliance Offers Preschoolers a Greener Start to 2008
Detail: Playhouse Disney and the Pre-school Learning Alliance, which is the largest voluntary sector provider of quality affordable childcare and education in England, joined forces to issue over 7300 Playing for the Planet pack as part of the biggest ever trial of educational materials to teach preschoolers about the environment through play from 24th January 2008.

Playhouse Disney’s Playing for the Planet campaign launched earlier last year was targeted to help parents teach their kids about the environment through playful learning at home. This initiative was prompted by a new national study that found 74% parents wanting their children to be taught about the environment from as early as preschool, 81% of parents believing that their children will grow up to be more environmentally aware than they were, 85% of parents believing that it falls to parents to teach their kids about the environment and 76% of parents believing that kids are never too young to start learning about the environment.

Rob Gilby, Playhouse Disney Managing Director comments, “… our Playing for the Planet campaign … helps parents teach their kids about the environment through playful learning at home. It’s a natural next step to trial this content in … preschool environments and I’d like to thank the Pre-school Learning Alliance for their help in creating an outstanding resource for nurseries.”

The Playing for the Planet guide was compiled by a team of creative, environmental and child development experts. It contains a range of fun and educational activities designed specifically to help parents teach their preschoolers to be more environmentally aware.

The new nursery pack combines key elements of the Playing for the Planet guide with expertise from the Pre-school Learning Alliance to create a useful resource for nurseries. The pack contains a range of fun and educational activity templates and games focused around three key areas – play and exploration, active learning and creativity. Each activity uses Playhouse Disney characters such as Tigger & Pooh to help educate and engage preschoolers with key environmental issues such as recycling and conservation.

For more information on Playing For The Planet, or to download the original parents and preschoolers guide, go to http://www.playhousedisney.co.uk
For information about the Pre-school Learning Alliance, visit the website: http://www.pre-school.org.uk
Source: LONDON, January 24 /PRNewswire
Date: April 21 2008