An overview of play Play, when viewed from a point of study, puts forth many insights about the way in which children think, learn, process and foster connections with the world around them. Play has been linked to children’s cognitive development. Berk says that play offers children the opportunity to learn about one’s self, about others, and the environment around. Children engaged in play develop many social and emotional concepts which may not be otherwise achieved in other setups. Playing with others helps the children to learn about things like co-operating, respecting others, helping others.
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 cognitive skills, problem solving skills and concentration, but also generating social experiences, and helping children to express possible stresses
Firstly, that play is important. Secondly, that where play that philosophers have had little interest in play and philosophers do take interest in play, it is generally negatively. Thirdly, that appreciations of play are generally based on extrinsic, “secret utility value”. Lastly, that the true value
I have learnt that there are many ways a child 's development and play are benefited by outdoor play. This is supported by http://www.nct.org.uk (accessed 12/02/2018), which states that "This is important as ... children learn and gain experience through all their senses". It was the staggering amount of benefits that outdoor play had, that has made me realise the importance, and how it will be important to encourage other professionals to use outdoor play more during lessons. It has also made me think about how researching other theorists about play can help me develop my own practice for the future. By researching other theorists, I can get an understanding of what outdoor equipment would benefit the children within my care, which would then mean their play and development is more effective.
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.
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 '. Leisure and play provide an opportunity for self-worth, self-esteem and achievement; meanwhile play provides those self-quality and achievement for children. Australian government also had been issued the Children’s Rights as generally stated in Article 31 of Children’s Rights that children have the right to relax, play and to join in a wide range of leisure activities (Unicef Australia, 2013). Play is the mechanism through in way the development of children occurs that allows for cognitive, social, emotional and physical
When I was young, many children liked to roller skating and So was I. From this exercise, they could enjoy the excitement of speed. They would feel themselves cool. However, due to the development of technology, the roller skates has many great changes. It becomes more and more,for example, convenient.
Type of Play Play is very important in the child’s growth and development (Myers 2012). The type of play that is found in early childhood are things that use their hands, and minds. Using games/toys helps kids interact with other kids to create a social environment and comfort. Play also helps children learn in many ways (Myers 2012). You usually find kids playing with blocks, building things, and games that use their imagination (Guyton
This can help to ensure that learning is occurring within the students. Indoor play goes hand in hand with learning, as play helps to reduce the stress of the students, which results in them being mentally ready to learn. This is supported by http://naturallyhealthyparenting.com (accessed 29/01/18), which states that "playtime helps kids “soak in” their regular academic lessons through imaginative play and hands-on activities applying the principles they’re trying to learn about". Indoor play is generally a little more structured as it is normally used as a way to educate the students, as younger students tend to learn best kinaesthetically. Indoor play also allows for more opportunities for children to become
Therefore, play is seen as a form of chaos and is not important to humanity as there are no significant benefits or contributions. However, research shows that play is a symbol of hope that comes with noteworthy benefits, such as allowing individuals to connect with others, helps to relieve stress at work and improves brain function of individuals (Lawrence Robinson, Melinda Smith, & Jeanne Segal, 2015). However, one of the most important benefit of play is that it allows a person to have fun while keeping fit at the same time. Individuals whom dislike the usual routine of exercises such as running, cycling or even brisk walking can opt to engage in active form of play such as yoga, which promotes both mental and physical health. In addition, research also shown that a person who is deprived of play is dull, boring and tend to be avoided by others as they are not fun to hang out with (Sami Yenigun, 2014).