This signifies the importance of play in a child’s life. There are many theories that support play as a way for the child to develop socially, cognitively and emotionally. Despite it being easy to list down various play activities, it is difficult to come up with a set definition for it although it is widely accepted that play should very much be free, unstructured and mostly child-initiated. The purpose of play and the supposed benefits the different types of play aids in the development of a child will be further discussed. Given that play is such an integral part of a child’s life, based on evolutionary perspectives, there has to be a reason why children engage in play and thus classical play theories attempt to explain the purpose of play.
Part of the play and art therapy sessions would consist of drawings, clay works and playing with toys to determine the cause of disturbed behaviours. Parent- child bonding would also be encourage during sessions this is to improve family communication and to allow parents to understand why children exhibits behavioural issues. It is also important to that during sessions parents discuss their thoughts that they see in their children to understand the importance of play in children and parents to be able to spend quality time with their children. In order for successful communication to be present within the family, one must be able to share
When writing or reading a book or a movie, ever think about how much past experiences can shape a person’s behavior and attitude? Well, it greatly affects the shaping of a person’s behavior and attitude. In A Single Shard, by Linda Sue Park, Tree-ear is an orphan whose parents had died from fever when he was very young. Being raised up by Crane-man, his foster father, Tree-ear did not learn a lot about his real parents. Because of this, he will want to do anything to learn more about them.
Play allows a child to learn the skills of negotiation, problem solving, sharing, and working within groups (2010).” In parallel play children start off with no interaction where they may see the child playing alongside them, but do not interact they grow their independence. Although some may believe the child is isolating themselves its actually helping to develop a sense of what is there’s. Next we have Solitary play where the child is independent and more to itself. A child can benefit from this because it keeps them entertained even when the there is no child around them. Associative play is when the child slowly begins to socialize with other children in a unorganized way.
Throughout the week in class we focused our attentions around the idea of play. Play is having the ability to be creative in any situation, it can be done alone or even with others as seen in class with the various exercises. Play is being in a state of being that is pleasurable for you, for me it can be seen as a way to relieve stress. In Margarita Tartakovsky’s article “The Importance of Play for Adults” it states that as adults “play is perceived as unproductive … and between personal and professional responsibilities, there’s no time to play” (Tartakovsky). Even though this can be considered a norm in society, play is actually beneficial to not only kids but adults as well.
I would channel his or her energy to something positive. I would investigate why they are so talkative, are they bored, is it who they are sitting next to or do they just like to talk. Sometimes talkative children need some attention. You never make assumptions about any student’s family or you never compare them to another sibling. Teacher’s should never blame anything on race, religion or culture, no child should be judged on where they come from.
I believed that play is essential to children’s education that cannot be minimized and separated from learning. It is not only helping children develop pre-literacy skills, problem solving skills and concentration, but also generating social learning experiences, and helping children to express
However, there needs to be a line drawn so that we are not too over protective whilst children are playing. By allowing supervised play, we can allow children to have the opportunities to learn out risks, and to later risk assess situations for themselves, all the while being in a safe environment. By allowing children to take risks, which they are very inclined to do due to their curiosity, they can learn for themselves, that, for example, running could result in them hurting themselves and also others. This can help children understand how to proceed in situations which might not be safe, but to do so in a safe manner. This is supported by Pether A, https://www.designsforeducation.co.uk published June 2015, (accessed 30/01/2018), states that "This unstructured style encourages a child’s natural curiosity".
89). By encouraging her to be more verbal in play, it will expand the play, be more creative, and help make play last longer. 4: Verbal Communication during a Play Episode L.S. doesn’t care to talk to anyone but adults or to herself during play. She may some say something to her friends, but it may not be directed at any one child.