Play Essays

  • Parallel Play: The Role Of Play In Children

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    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

  • Creative Play Vs. Organized Play

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    Creative play and organized play has two different aspects. I beleive that creative play is more important for many reasons such as children using their imagination, sense of humor, being theirselves, and also learning new techniques while going along. Many children find that using their imagination puts them in a state of being free. Using their imagination reassures them that life is great. It lets them know that they could be anything that they put their minds into and that they could do whatever

  • Sensory Play

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    According to the Sensory Play Research project launched in May 2009, 82 per cent of adults feel that children’s play has changed. Children are playing less outside and more with plastic and manufactured toys. Yet, this is at odds with the fact that 68 per cent of adults’ most vivid childhood memories involved sensory play outdoors. Making mud pies, rose petal perfume, building dens and jumping in puddles were just some of the sensory-rich recollections to emerge (Gascoyne, 2011). There is a vast

  • Play In Classroom

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    This research was undertaken to investigate how play effects children’s social development in the junior infant classroom. “Play is essential to development because it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social and emotional well- being of children and youth” (Ginsburg, 2006.Pg. 1) Children are always engaged socially during play whether they are talking with their peers or an adult and therefore develop crucial social skills that are needed from early childhood into adulthood. According to Aistear

  • Seriousness Of Play

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    Seriousness of Play (1982) FROM RITUAL TO THEATRE: THE HUMAN SERIOUSNESS OF PLAY. By Victor Turner. New York: Performing Arts Journal Publications, 1982. Victor Witter Turner (May 28, 1920 – December 18, 1983) was a British anthropologist who studied rituals and social change and was famous for developing the concept of "liminality," first introduced by Arnold van Gennep, and for coining the term "communitas." Victor Turner in his book, From Ritual to Theatre: The Human Serious ness of Play (1982), presents

  • Social Play: The Power Of Play In Child Development

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    and experts believe that the power of play has an important psychological role in children’s development, as reinforced by Sutton-Smith (1993, p. 279) using “play as progress” and “play ethos” by Peter Smith (1988, p. 166) both cited in Pellegrini (1995). Goldstein (2012) stated that pretend play is one of the common types of interactive social play among 2- to 6-years-old children. He also mentioned that as children grow, the nature and function of pretend play will also change from simple imitation

  • Preschool Role Play

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    Through role-play, preschool aged children have the chance to really explore who they are, develop their social skills, and explore things like gender identity. Children often times play dress up and role-play that they are in a specific career, a mom, a dad, or another person that they know. Young children may dress up in the opposite genders clothes, and this is normal at this age. They are simply exploring their likes and dislikes and they should feel free to explore these things in the classroom

  • Heavenbound Play Analysis

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    TeMera Evans Production Response for HeavenBound THE 120-07 Tuesday 10:00-11:15 The play was an interesting experience. It was the third complete production with acting that I have seen. I believe it was a gospel stage play. It is titled Heavenbound. The play was written, directed, and produced by Don B. Welch and was performed at Wilshire Ebell Theatre. I enjoyed myself for for almost the entire play with very few exceptions. The production had a well put together storyline and was very funny, conveying

  • Examples Of Pretend Play

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    Pretend play involves the behaviour of children during an interaction or game where a form of non-reality is observed. Pretend play may include all or several of the subsequent behaviours: “self-pretense, object substitution, animation of objects, pretending about imaginary objects, pretending to be another person or entity and pretending to have imaginary companions (Woolley & Tullos, 2008, p. 117).” From pretense, comes about the behavioural demonstration, which is pretend play. Physical activity

  • Play Berk's Study

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    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

  • Early Childhood Play

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    have the needs to play. Play is essential as it aids the various aspects of children’s development. Play should be encouraged in all phases of children’s life as they learn to interact, ponder, problem-solve, mature and enjoy themselves (Anderson-McNamee & Bailey, 2010). Therefore, educators should appreciate play in the early childhood stage. The observed child: JL is of three years old. From the observations, she was involved in various characteristics of play. Firstly, the play was spontaneous and

  • Sasquatched Play Analysis

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    Sasquatched was the longest play that I have seen in life so far, as an un-experienced musical watcher. From the beginning to the end of the musical production I was hooked, whether it was from jokes that were incorporated into the story, or from the message that the story was trying to portray to the audience members. The book, music and lyrics were written by the very talented Phil Darg, who is a North Hennepin Community College Alumnus. The musical Sasquatched was directed by the one and only

  • Insstea Play Analysis

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    cake. The acting made the play appear so real. There was certainly chemistry between the actors on and off the stage; this made the performance ten times better. The actors were entertaining. I enjoyed their facial expressions and the way they shared the stage. These actors were a triple threat, they could all sing, dance, and had great acting skills. It was too much talent in one setting. The actors used the forth wall method and talked to the audience through-out the play and that’s always my favorite

  • The Importance Of Role Play

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    The reason why we choose role play as our main activity is because our target age group children are 15 months to 4 years old, therefore we think role play is more attractive and easily ways for the younger children to pay attention on it and able to know about bullying. Children learn through their senses, they learn through watching, listening and especially through hands on. (Government of South Australia, 2017) The scenarios that we had planned to act out were the cases that most probably will

  • Hair: Play Analysis

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    development within the text. However, other theatrical elements, like costumes, lighting, and blocking compensate for what the text may initially lack the production. For instances, blocking lends the opportunity to further establish characters within the play. Specifically, in TheaterUNI’s production of Hair, the blocking and blocking of the character Sheila helps to further illustrate her relationship with Claude and Berger, and her role as a leader in the hippie tribe. The blocking of Sheila, Claude

  • Play Therapy Summary

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    The video Understanding Play Behavior and Themes in Play Therapy explained process, goals, child’s behavior, and the therapist’s behaviors during play therapy. The main points discussed in the video were when Garry Landreth explained the importance of staying out of the child’s play. Dr. Landreth explained that that process of play therapy is important not the product. Client-center play therapists understand that there are not any goals; it is not play if we choose the goals for the child to work

  • Shrek Play Analysis

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    decided to do my evaluation over a musical play. During this play we are expected to take note and write evaluation over it. I chose to watch a musical play over Shrek at Dexter high school. I am familiar with the movie Shrek that is why I chose to go watch this play. During the play I noticed how well the cast performed, the mistakes made, lines forgotten, and the unique touches they added to the play. I believe the cast performed well throughout the play. As the cast performed there were obvious

  • Themes In The Play Blackrock

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    The play Blackrock covers a multitude of themes, ranging from Misogyny to guilt and responsibility to mateship. These are main themes that all but drive the play’s plot, if appropriate and responsible decisions where made in regards to and at the party there would have been a lessened amount of danger. If Jared had decided enough was enough and stopped his ‘mates’ from having their way with young Tracy then there would have been no murder. If women were seen as equals rather than sexual objects

  • Stolen Play Essay

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    The play "Stolen" gives emotional resonance to political issues that audiences can relate to or become aware of. The author Jane Harrison and Wesley Enoch, whom is better known as the director of the first production of Stolen, have ensured that the play was from an Indigenous perspective as well as using universal themes in order to relate to the awful pain of a child being separated from their mother; being denied of one’s culture and language; and the suffering of being treated as an inferior

  • Symbolism In The Play Fences

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    metaphorical terms can either mean keeping something in or keeping something out. In the play fences, it meant character Troy keeping his freedom and what belongs to him. The fence could also represent a wall that Troy, his sons, or even his wife have put up in front of each other. Troy has a younger son that he had with his wife Rose. They do not have a strong relationship and are constantly arguing throughout the play. Cory and Troy both share an interest in sports. Cory has a passion for football whereas