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The Importance of Play - Activities for Children

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Children learn as they play and while playing, they learn how to learn. Take a moment to read the article "The Importance of Play - Activities for Children." Then, think about the childhood games that you played. Share your favorite playtime activity with your classmates and explain why it was your favorite. Describe what you learned from your play and how it enhanced your development as a child. Using your own experience with play and the information in the reading, also describe five takeaways from each article that you will use to support play and enhance the development of children under your supervision. Please answer all the prompts.

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Then, think about the childhood games that you played. Share your favorite playtime activity with your classmates and explain why it was your favorite. Describe what you learned from your play and how it enhanced your development as a child. Using your own experience with play and the information in the reading, also describe five ...

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Review the article "Importance of Play" (http://www.goplayproject.org/2010/06/importance-of-play/) and watch the videos, "Stuart Brown: Why Play Is Vital - No Matter Your Age" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHwXlcHcTHc) and "TedxRochester - Scott Eberle - 11/02/09" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jApW2tilJOI). Based on your reading for in this course and viewing of the videos, respond to the following: Why does resistance to including play exist in many school settings, and what role might you play as a member of the teaching team in one of these settings? Be sure to include strategies and developmentally appropriate activities that support play to meet the needs of young children in your discussion.

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