It is through play that children at a very early age engage and interact in the world around them. Play allows children to create and explore a world they can master, conquering their fears while practicing adult roles, sometimes in conjunction with other
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
enjoyment. Play can also be considered a rehearsal for acting-out real life events – such can be seen when children play house or school (Parsons, 2011). Also, play is so important and essential that it is included in the United Nation Convention of the Rights of the Child as stated in Article 31 (Leisure, Play and Culture): Children have the right to relax and play and to join in a wide range of cultural, artistic and other recreational activities (www.unicef.org). According to Bergen &Fromberg (2006), play is important to the optimum development of children. Unfortunately, though there is abundant research evidence showing that play supports young children’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive development, it has often ignored or addressed
This is crucial in early child development setting because it provides students confidence about themselves, and encourage them to think to make decisions. Each learning area is accessible, arranged, accommodated and equipped with learning materials that promotes children to play. Upon my arrival as children were transitioning from breakfast to the learning centers, the young learners already knew were they wanted to play. According to my host teacher, because the children has been expose to explore and play in all areas throughout the week they come to school ready to learn while enjoying playing. My focus
There is no right or wrong way to play, it is a process that varies from child to child and is a very natural part of development. Play is how children learn to socialize, to think, to be independent, and to have fun with others. Play connects children into their imagination of the world we live in. According to Jona K. Anderson-McNamee “Play with other children helps a child learn how to be part of a group. 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.
There are different types of clubs and programs through school that children can be involved in. This can enable children to make new friends due to the people they meet in the club or program. Children also learn teamwork and social skills in class. In different classes, children work in groups in activities that involve problem solving. In these activities, children learn how to work as a team to get the project done so they can get a good grade.
If they need to get the next day's lessons ready for the next couple days or to relax. The reason students should get a recess is so that they can have something to look forward to at school so that they can perform better. Everyone know’s that students hate school. The students could use the break to sleep,go to the gym, play board games, play on electronics basically do whatever you want to do in that time to relieve stress from you. This will give students a chance to have fun with there friends at school.
New research suggests that the communicative benefits of play may be observed in the earliest days and weeks of life. For example, advanced motor skills in infancy and toddlerhood have been found to be related to greater language fluency in later childhood and even adolescence—a finding that researchers speculate may be due in part to the connections among motor coordination, brain development, and the physical actions required for fluent speech (Gernsbacher, Sauer, Geye, Schweigert, & Goldsmith, 2008). Preschool motor play requires a great deal of communication with peers. Children use more words and complex sentences during play than they do in other types of classroom activities (Cohen & Uhry, 2007; Fekonja, Marjanovič Umek, & Kranjc,
"Playing and learning" is an overall concept that is applied in the approach to teaching preschool teacher. It means teaching delivered informally by inserting the elements of the game that led learning. Children play and at the same time they benefit from learning the results of the game in accordance with the instincts of children in terms of their nature play is how they learn (Bustam Banzul 2004; Putri Zabariah