Importance Of Play In Early Childhood Education

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VALUE OF PLAY

DEAR PARENTS; Most of people think that play is just an activity for the children to spend their free time. This is absolutely wrong because play is a learning style of the life , not a waste of time (Güneş, 2011). According to Claparede , even in the first year of life everything is accepted as play apart from nutrition and feeling expression. (Yavuzer,2015). That is to say, every acts of children are filled with various meanings. I mean that as far as, play have an important value in children 's development , It is also important for parents to understand their child and to be able to communicate with him or her. In this paper, ı am going to talk about these issues in detail. Play has an active role in the early childhood education program. It is accepted as a vital item in the child centered preschools. (Santrock,2011) Also, this is the same win the learning of daily life skills which are mostly learned from parents. As their attention period is limited with 5 or 6 minutes, learning can only get rid of being a boring thing with play. The other important point in the learning processes is that the questions of children. Play encourage children to search , and it also arouse their curiosity so especially children between 3-6 ages start asking lots of questions while playing . In that condition , the thing which parents should do to be able to answer their question short, clear and satisfactory responses. It will be good for them to

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