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Title: Play


1
Play
  • So, what is Play?

2
  • Generally speaking play is a process oriented
    while work is product oriented.

3
Friedrich Froebel
  • Play is the purest, most spiritual activity of
    man at this stage in a childs life.
  • Play gives joy, freedom, contentment, inner and
    outer rest, peace with the world.

4
Garvey identifies play as
  • 1. Pleasurable and enjoyable
  • 2. Has no extrinsic goals. Children play
    because they want to.
  • 3. Play is spontaneous and voluntary.
  • 4. Play involves some active engagement on the
    part of the player.
  • 5. Play is linked with nonplay areas. Play
    fosters the development of the whole child.

5
PLAY
  • Gives the child opportunities to express
    thoughts and ideas
  • Develops sense of touch, taste, smell, sound and
    sight.
  • Attention span is expanded as they stay on task
    and focused
  • Is active
  • Strengths muscles and bodies
  • Stretches the vocabulary and expands language
    development
  • Means for fostering healthy personality

6
PLAY
  • Enables children to translate feelings,
    thoughts, fantasies, and inclinations into
    action.
  • The greatest asset of self-directed,
    self-discovery, or spontaneous play is it gives
    children the satisfaction of making choices for
    themselves.
  • Children learn to be leaders and followers.
  • Play provides practice in the social skills that
    society demands for success.

7
Play is the process through which children
learn.Purpose of play is
  • 1. Learn concepts
  • 2. Develop social skills
  • 3. Develop physical skills
  • 4. Master life situations
  • 5. Practice language processes
  • 6. Develop literacy skills
  • 7. Enhance self-esteem
  • 8. Preparation for adult life.

8
Piagets stages of play
  • Functional play Practice
  • Functional play allows children to practice and
    learn physical capabilities while exploring their
    immediate environments.
  • Symbolic Play Pretend
  • Symbolic play pretend that one object is another.
  • Constructive Play Problem solving

9
Lifetime attitudes are developed during early
childhood. Children learn to share, take turns,
try different roles, release feelings, acquire
information and construct their own intelligence.
10
KINDS OF PLAY
  • 1. Solitary Play alone unaware of others
  • 2. Parallel Play Side by side with similar
    objects
  • 3. Associative Play Interaction with each
    other asking ?s
  • 4. Cooperative Play Actively playing together

11
Childrens play is full of opportunities for
learning, but there is no guarantee that children
will learn all they need to know when they need
to know it through play. Providing opportunities
for children to choose among well-planned, varied
learning activities will enhance the probability
that ye will learn through play.
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