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
In addition, she expressed that the songs were appealing for preschoolers since in that age, they learn in an auditory way. Murphey (1992) implies that the implementation of songs enhance children's motivation as they provide excitement to the lessons as well as facilitating the process of taking the new language acquired form a short-term memory to a long one. Likewise, Sharpe (2001), states that songs are a tool to provide children with opportunities for real language use in fun and enjoyable way. She claims that young children imitate sounds and associate singing and playing with rhythms and rhymes from an early age. Additionally, Arias et al.
Children develop their speech and language skills. Speech is developed through the use of songs and nursery rhymes. Language skills are developed when children are listening to a wide range of songs which all have new words for the child to expand their language. Listening skills are also developed, music can encourage children to pay attention and listen to what is going on around them. Children’s long and short term memory skills are also developed as the child will try and remember the words of the song or nursery rhymes or the beat to clap along to.
Children are able to develop and practise motor skills and bodily movements through physical plays. During some cognitive games, such as board games and educational toys, children can improve their mental fitness and brain function. Play also provides opportunities for children to make friends, to negotiate with others, and to develop their communication skills. It helps extend language and improve children’s social ability. I believed that play is essential to children’s education that cannot be minimized and separated from learning.
It is important that students receive instruction in both language English and Spanish to improve their academic knowledge at school. This program is successful for children because it is important learn two or more language in their life. Dual-language is the wonderful opportunity for children could communicate with other children and will have the opportunity to learn different cultures. Dual Language is a program to benefit the student to have very good communication with others students at school or when they visit their relatives in their parents country. In my opinion, it is a wonderful program because the children have the opportunity to learn both languages at the same time at the early age.
Role play helps improves children’s imagination creativity and broadens their social development, encourages friendship through cooperation, listening and turn taking. Through drama and role plays children learn morals, gender roles and social roles. Therefore, role play is of crucial importance for the children. Role play can be used as a treatment therapy, this is so because most child therapists use play therapy to help children deal and cope with difficult situations. During role play children learn a lot of skills and attitudes that are helpful to their development, they learn how to be express their emotions feeling and how to co-operate with others, they can learn to express all their thoughts (Hereford, & Schall
Phonemic Awareness is the capability to be able “to hear, identify and manipulate individual sounds (phonemes) in spoken words.” Phonemic Awareness is important because it advances children’s reading and spelling. It allows them to distinguish the sounds within spoken words. Phonemic Awareness is critical for the success of the comprehension of spoken words. A couple ways teachers could be able to teach phonemic awareness is through classroom games. These games could involve children learning what syllables are.
Besides, Elagriogoras (2010) asserted that role-play can be utilized for a wide assortment of aims. Mostly, role-play is utilized to give a chance to work out the language for specific situations; however, it can likewise be utilized to practice specific zones of sentence structure, sets of vocabulary, functional language and even elements of articulation. In addition, Mollazamani also, Fathi Ashtiani (2008) showed in their review that the utilizing role-play exercises among EFL learners uniquely teenager pupils enhances self-idea of
Play is not the only way that children learn knowledge, but as teachers we should not underestimate the value of play on a child’s development; especially during early childhood. Children are naturally curious about the world around them, they need to experience the world. They need to make connections between knowledge and the real world.Vygotsky wrote that “play does provide an important context for learning and development” (as cited in Siraj-Blatchford, 2009, p.80). It is through play that a child will figure out how to interact with the world around them. Through this interaction children will begin to gather knowledge and experiences that will enhance their cognitive development.
Being creative enables the children in early years to make connections between one are of learning and another and to extend their understanding” (QCa 2000b:116). Providing a rich and varied contexts for children to acquire develop and apply a broad range of knowledge, understanding and skills. The curriculum should enable pupils to think creatively and critically to solve problems and to make a difference for the better. It should allow the children the opportunity to become creative, innovative, enterprising and capable of leadership to equip them for their future lives as workers and citizens. It should enable children to respond positively to opportunities, challenges and responsibilities to make changes and to cope with change and adversity (QCA 1999:11-12).