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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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Based on your readings for this course and viewings of the videos, you might suggest it seems like resistance to play in many school settings seems to me to derive from misconceptions about play's merits and effects. Too many teachers dismiss and stereotype play as too childish or just too physical in nature.

However, you might add how research from the videos and readings reaffirm the cognitive, emotional, and social ...

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Some research and videos are explicated to discuss briefly the importance of play for kids.