Why Play? Understanding the Role of Play in Early Childhood

Type
Course
Date of Publication
July 7, 2021
Price
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Overview

During play, children escape the constraints of reality where the usual meanings of objects can be ignored and new meanings substituted. Explore the definitions and theories important to the concept of play, appropriate play materials and how to support learning and play in early childhood classrooms.

Course Information Learn about the positive benefits of play. During play, children can escape the constraints of reality where the usual meanings of objects can be ignored and new meanings substituted. For example, a toy block can be a phone, a brush, or even a tasty sandwich. Explore the definitions and theories important to the concept of play, appropriate play materials and how to support learning and play in early childhood classrooms. Also, develop age appropriate strategies to use to assist children with their play experiences. Funding for this 2-hour training course was provided by the Workforce Solutions as part of their Early Care and Education Quality Improvement initiative.

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