Good Morning Everyone, today I am lucky enough to have this opportunity to create a podcast for you linking the concepts of childhood and children’s play to daily practice. Children’s Play is a core element of early childhood programs and has been for many years as it provides a rich context for learning (EYLF, 2014). Play-based learning underpins the Early Years Learning Framework (2014) as well as all aspects of children’s development (EYLF, 2014). Today we will be exploring the types and roles of play that develops children’s physical, social and intellectual development. I will also be discussing the importance of play-based pedagogies in the contemporary Early Childhood Educational Setting. Let’s begin quickly with What is Play? Play …show more content…
Role play or creative play are two ways in which contribute to social development. Children are able to play through demonstrating skills such as imagination, communication and cooperation . they may also participate in sociodramatic play which involves the objects, situations and actions of role play (Frost, J., Worthman, S., & Reifel, S, 2005). The role of play in intellectual development fosters an increase cognitive development through extending the child’s ability to think, understand, remember and imagine (Arthur, L., Beecher, B., Dockett, S.,& Farmer, S, 2018). Children who have access to a variety of engaging open-ended learning experiences including storybooks, building games and age-appropriate jigsaw puzzles stimulate a child’s intellectual development (Early Years Matter, …show more content…
In brief, a child-led approach define by the Early Years Learning Framework is the child’s ability to make choices and decisions that influence events and have an impact on their world (Frost, J., Worthman, S., & Reifel, S, 2005). A guided approach involves both the educators and the children initiating to support extended learning through adult support. On the other end of the continuum is adult-centred approach, this is one where the educators decide what and how the children will learn (Arthur, L., Beecher, B., Dockett, S., &Farmer, S,
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Explain how play and activities are used to support the development of speech, language and communication. Children should be exposed to various opportunities for speaking and listening to encourage their curiosity and promote their communicative literacy. Having limited attention span it is very difficult to engage them in any activity for longer period. It is important to conduct different activities like games, role play, puppets, storytelling, listening and sing-along, which engages them physically, mentally and support language development. Puppets – Puppets are very colourful and are very popular with young children.
Some of you in here babysit younger siblings or other small children. After you have them play outside and they are hot and sweaty, it feels good to bring them back in the house and cool them off with a big glass of Kool-Aid. After they have their Kool-Aid and are cooled off, you really don’t want to go bring them back outside where it is hot, so you decide to play with play dough. But you don’t have any playdough in the house.
The Active Child Theme: Infant Cognitive Development Katherine Pita Florida International University DEP 2001 Cognitive development is the process that leads to the emergence of the ability to think and understand (Siegler, DeLoache, Eisenberg, & Saffran, 2014). This process involves the “development of thinking and reasoning” (Siegler et al., 2014, p.15) throughout childhood, including the growth of capabilities such as “perception, attention, language, problem solving, reasoning, memory, conceptual understanding, and intelligence” (Siegler et al., 2014, p. 131). Children contribute to their development through self-initiated activity even before they are born, by practicing breathing and digestive processes and exercising
When arranging activities for play based learning within early years provision there can be barriers towards it from taking place. Before the week begins, planning is needed. When planned activities are prepared resources are needed too. Resources can become a barrier towards play. This is because the resources that were needed were not available to be used.
Even if you’re not involved in their play it offers a sense of reassurance to children. You can also support a play based approach to learning by encouraging children to play with things they may not have played with before e.g playing with the resource yourself alongside the child. If a child sees what you can do with the resource then they are more likely to eventually participate along side you, copying what you are doing. 4.3 Evaluate different materials and equipment to support play based learning opportunities for children in their early years
Understanding the world • The way in which children find out about nature and the world around them. • How children find out about their local communities. • The way in which children develop their confidence when using ICT equipment. Expressive arts and design • The development of children‘s creativity and imagination through art , dance and music . • How children use play to develop these skills Personal , social and emotion development
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.
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.
Everything starts in the childhood. During this period of life many habits are being formed and may affect on every person’s life that lays the process for development. If we hear the ‘play ’ word, I believe that people and mostly children would be happy and started thinking what game and activity they want to play with others. I believe most culture across the universe generally accepting that childhood is a time for play and that learning and development would form through play. Play Therapy UK (2011) defines play is 'A physical or mental leisure activity that is undertaken essentially for entertainment and enjoyment and has no other objective '.
It is important that children are able to receive holistic care while in a play environment, both inside and outside. Some of the principles which would apply to both indoor and outdoor play include a child centred practice, ensuring the child 's welfare and safety, promoting a child 's rights, and enabling a child to reach their full potential. It is important that we provide a child centred practice, as it promotes a child 's learning and development through play. By having a child centred approach, we should support the children giving them guidance, but to allow the opportunities for them to learn independently, instead of taking over an activity and showing them. It encourages us as practitioners, to encourage children to explore and to make their own
Play therapy refers to a method of psychotherapy with children in which a therapist uses a child's fantasies and the symbolic meanings of his or her play as a medium for understanding and communication with the child. The aim of play therapy is to decrease those behavioural and emotional difficulties that interfere significantly with a child's normal functioning. Inherent in this aim is improved communication and understanding between the child and his parents. Less obvious
According to him, symbolic play is fundamentally important for children’s development, as it enables children to understand what they experience, and put these experiences into perspective (Piaget, 1962). Piaget also suggests that symbolic play develops a child’s understanding of the role of self and others, their boundaries, why things work how they do, and teaches them how to interact with others (1962). These concepts influenced how we understand play, and its value to
By the end of my speech, 212 underprivileged children around the world would be clenching their stomach and wobbling from garbage dumps to garbage dumps, searching for half- eaten food. 5 children in India would leave school to work in a dilapidated undergarment factory for 14 straight hours, enduring whipping, and pain just for 3 bowls of rice. 3 children in Africa would be dead after being beheaded by heartless invaders. The power to change this situation lies with every one of you present today. Basic necessity such as food, basic education, security are few of many things that underprivileged children lack.