“Anji Play” is a comprehensive curriculum and approach to early education developed for the public early childhood programs of Anji County, Zhejiang Province, China.

The Anji Play curriculum and play materials have been adopted at the province level in Zhejiang.

Hong Kong "Anji Game" Learning Circle Program

Our school was invited to participate in the “Hong Kong Anji Play Learning Circle Program” in December 2019. These are only 20 kindergartens had been invited. Integrating the “Anji Play” teaching characteristics into our existing teaching conditions appropriately, and the essence of “child centeredness, learning through Play” to optimize play-based teaching and reduce restrictions of games.

We have been committed to promoting moral education, and we were awarded a grant from the Quality Education Fund. This school year (2020/2021) will implement the “My Pledge to Act – Expressing gratitude, to cherish, be proactive and optimistic” learning activity to cultivate positive values and attitudes from childhood.

The content of the learning circle program includes:

  • Professor Aihua and Cheng Xueqin are going to visit Abiding Kindergarten;
  • Professor Aihua and Director Cheng Xueqin is going to train 10 of our kindergarten teachers  when arrival in Hong Kong;
  • Our school is going to send 2 seed teachers to Anji County, Zhejiang Province every year for 4D3N intensive training;
  • The school is going to send 2 parents to Anji to experience each year;
  • Study Circle Summary Sharing Session
  • Support service

Free Play

Children can play what they want. The form and content of the game should be chosen by the children, free to choose whether to participate, participation is active, and unstructured activities that use their imagination are encouraged. It should be pleasant, interested and engaged for the participants.

  • The time of the game is not completely controlled by adults.
  • It does not include passive games, such as video games, computer games or battery-powered toys, in which young children are just viewers without any participation.
  • Free play does not mean that it should not be supervised, what needs attention is to reduce or even not interfere.
  • Participants can choose whether to play, what to play, how to play, when to play, and they can also decide whether to play by themselves or with others.
  • Appropriate environment and low-structure materials can promote free play.