The first outcome was that play can support a child physically, mentally, and emotionally through their development and growth, play can teach children how to stay safe by challenging safely and exploring physical and emotional risks. Play encourages children to be in control and have choice which enhances their self esteem. Children gain a respect when playing as they learn to communicate well, by interacting with others, and finally children who have explored play in early years become more confident within later life as they are more likely to engage in lifelong learning (Macleod- Brudenell & Kay, 2008). Play is clearly shown to benefit children and provide them with skills they can use throughout
I agree that play-based learning offers diverse opportunities for children to explore, discover and create, they can also discover new things and communicate with peer during free-play time. Frobel said that “Play is the highest expression of human development in childhood, for it alone is the free expression of what is in a child 's soul” (Froebel, 1887). He believed in the importance of play in a child’s learning as creative activity. Play provided the means for a child’s intellectual, social, emotional and physical development which are necessary elements in educating the “whole” children allowing them to use all imaginative powers and physical movements to explore their interests. Children are able to develop and practise motor skills and bodily movements through physical plays.
They also need play opportunities with adults which will allow children to learn that play is enjoyable. Physical play encourages babies and toddlers to move and to learn to coordinate their movements. When children have play opportunities it helps develop children’s fine and gross motor movements.
Gaining more self-determination will help the child play a major part in their learning and this should be heavily support, also helping the child to build relationships with other adults. Inclusion, this is accomplished through children taking part in a different variety of activities in social and sports within the community. Encouraging the children to become part of the community. Participation is a key factor of inclusion, children learning a different number of activities with a different variety of people, i.e. other children, teachers, an employee or trainee, this is encouraged within the idea of inclusion.
For this extended assignment I am going to focus on play and the importance of play is for children and young people. I am going to focus on children up to age of 6. “Play is a spontaneous and active process in which thinking, feeling and doing can flourish.” (http://www.playwales.org.uk/ ). Play is Important for children and young people’s as it can help children to build their confidence. Also, play helps children to develop their physical, mental, social and emotionally.
Associative play is when the child slowly begins to socialize with other children in a unorganized way. It detaches the child from being so independent to sharing what they have. The final play is cooperative that begins to shows the children the importance of being social and working with one another. Within all of these plays that Mildred Patren observed she realized the different behaviors children have at that age, but weren’t bad. Whether the child is to themselves or working with others they are still working through
They try to learn observation of non-verbal body language in order to understand the deep meaning of the conversation. Furthermore, collaboration skills can be trained as their parents are sharing knowledge and authority at home to their children. Authoritative parents can fulfill motivation of children need. In Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, they can fulfill balance life of the children so as to reach
Head Start finding more ways the get families involve and participating with their children learning. The Reggio Emilia benefits for the right of the teacher, families and all children learning. It encourages collaborative environment and learning experience. The Reggio Emilia’s is challenge in collaboration relationships with project working with children with
Praise your child when they share Children respond best to praise. • Praising your child when they are doing something positive will work much better than pointing out when they are not • Praise should be given for taking turns during a family game or sharing their pencils with a sibling. • Offer up praise regularly, even for very small gestures, for example, when you ask them to hand you the remote control or your glasses, for example. Make some toys communal Not every item has to be labelled as belonging to one particular person. • If you have more than one child it makes sense to have family toys.
Pedagogical documentation is an ongoing process for educators to facilitate, grow and improve the children’s development. It is including a few steps of collecting data, analyses data, reflect on how children’s learning takes place, plan to enhance their learning and take into account of the relevant learning theory. Pedagogical document is a tool to explore children’s everyday experiences and make it visible about the nature of the learning process to other child, teacher and adult (Fleet et.al, 2011). The practitioner believes that the philosophy play is an important tool to facilitate children’s development. Play offers opportunities for children to participate in a group to learn different social skills such as sharing, turn taking, negotiating
characteristics, for example, play together in group settings and group games; talking with peers; develop friendships; enjoy group activities and games; will work hard to develop a skill; can express emotions and anger or frustration; can change emotion quickly; develop their own point viewâ€¦ We should encourage children to take part in these activities and suggestions which can help children at this stage in their social and emotional development: join school and community groups; discuss any concerns about friends and their behaviour; help them to set their own achievable goals, which will help them independently in completing tasks and schoolwork; talk with child about respecting others and helping others; praise child for good behaviour and think about
Communication would also be essential while planning for the children because if the child is involved with any other professional then the educational and milestone developments must be communicated between multi-agencies to ensure that everyone is aware of the stage the child is at in his/her learning. It’s important to respect parent’s views and help them build on the knowledge about children (Meggitt et al, 201, page