Play, The “endangered” speciesof the classroom“We dont quit playing because we grow old, wegrow old because we quit playin...
Discussion Question #11)Think back to yourown childhooddescribe commonsummertime playactivities.2)What doessummertime play...
Changing Nature of Play“It is interesting to me that when we talk about playtoday, the first thing that comes to mind are ...
What is play?What is the difference between structuredplay and free play?− Structured play = Rule based play− Free Play =...
My Play…”Ah Ha” Moment
Static vs. Dynamic
Playtime“Play is the highest form of research”− Albert Einstein
Discussion #2 Question What are the 3 most important wayschildren benefit from free play?
Play is Essential toDevelopmentPhysical benefitsAppropriate socializationSelf-regulationDevelops higher order thinking...
Text Poll http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choi
Physical benefitsNeed for active playReduces risk of obesityReduction in depressionEnjoyable!− International survey fo...
Appropriate socializationbenefitsKathy Hirch Pasek studies – comparedacademic pre-schools to play-based pre-schools− More...
Self-regulation = key tosuccess in life“Self-regulation predicts effective development in virtuallyevery domain; in fact, ...
Discussion Question #3 List the characteristics of a successfulperson? http://wiffiti.com/screens/7483
Self-regulation research1940s Standing StillExperimentRats Experiment – SocialDeprivationStress Relief – 1984 studyof 1...
Play = Learning“Child-initiated play, not memorizinginformation, is the vehicle through whichchildren develop many of the ...
Develops higher orderthinking skillsEarly Intervention play-basedvs. academic instruction (105vs. 85)Rats Experiment – (...
The Predators of Play“Play now appears to be a minor activity inmost kindergarten classrooms.”Edward Miller, Director of A...
Organized ActivitiesU of M research study offree play− 1987 (40%) 1997(25%)Changed the way parentsinteract with their ch...
Academic PursuitsDirect instruction versus free play inclassroomDecline in attentiveness when recess isdelayed
Screen Time“The traditional culture of childhood is fastdisappearing. In the past two decades alone,children have lost 12 ...
Screen TimeTV replaces time socializing and engaging inunstructured free playChildren 8-18 spend 6 hours per day ofscree...
TV and ResearchLinks to ADDViolent behaviors− 66% of all TV shows violenceOne study found children who watchedmore TV t...
TV and ObesityU of M found being awake in a room and in a roomwith TV on more than 2 hours per day increasedrisks of bein...
Screen Time Suggestions Talk to parents about setting limits Make meaningful choicesMr. Rogers vs. Barney Co-Viewing w...
Discussion Question #4What are the biggest challenges teachersface in talking to parents about screentime?
Classroom “EnvironmentalProtection Agencies ofPlay”“Imaginative play is important to childrensdevelopment, Children need o...
“Environmental ProtectionAgencies of Play” BestPracticsTime for free play45 minutes/day 5 days a weekModeling playLang...
Materials for PlayDramatic Play VideoDramatic Play SpeakerProp Box List
Evaluations Next workshop in December Topic: Dealing with Challenging Children FACEBOOK me! Amber Fante
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Playtime

365 views

Published on

Play build the skill of creativity which is a highly sought after trait for 21st Century workers, but are our classrooms creating a crisis in creativity.

Published in: Education, Technology
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
365
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
2
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
5
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Playtime

  1. 1. Play, The “endangered” speciesof the classroom“We dont quit playing because we grow old, wegrow old because we quit playing.”− George Bernard Shaw
  2. 2. Discussion Question #11)Think back to yourown childhooddescribe commonsummertime playactivities.2)What doessummertime playlook like for childrentoday? How has playchanged in the last 20years?
  3. 3. Changing Nature of Play“It is interesting to me that when we talk about playtoday, the first thing that comes to mind are toys.Whereas when I would think of play in the 19thcentury, I would think of an activity rather than anobject...(in the past) they improvised play,whether it was in the outdoors...or whether it wason a street corner or somebodys back yard. Theyregulated their play and made up their own rules.”− Howard Chudoff, play researcher BrownUniversity
  4. 4. What is play?What is the difference between structuredplay and free play?− Structured play = Rule based play− Free Play = Dynamic, imaginativeinteraction with either objects orpeers or both objects and peersWhich type of play is most important todeveloping emotional intelligence?
  5. 5. My Play…”Ah Ha” Moment
  6. 6. Static vs. Dynamic
  7. 7. Playtime“Play is the highest form of research”− Albert Einstein
  8. 8. Discussion #2 Question What are the 3 most important wayschildren benefit from free play?
  9. 9. Play is Essential toDevelopmentPhysical benefitsAppropriate socializationSelf-regulationDevelops higher order thinking skills− Static vs. Dynamic
  10. 10. Text Poll http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choi
  11. 11. Physical benefitsNeed for active playReduces risk of obesityReduction in depressionEnjoyable!− International survey found outdoorplay most enjoyable activity. 50% ofmothers report children do not playoutside enough.− -
  12. 12. Appropriate socializationbenefitsKathy Hirch Pasek studies – comparedacademic pre-schools to play-based pre-schools− More anxiety, were less creative,had more negative attitudestowards school1997 High Scope Study− Age 23 arrest rates (1/3 vs. 1/10)− -
  13. 13. Self-regulation = key tosuccess in life“Self-regulation predicts effective development in virtuallyevery domain; in fact, good executive function is a betterpredictor of success in schools than a childs IQ.”− Laura Berk, professor of psychology IllinoisState University
  14. 14. Discussion Question #3 List the characteristics of a successfulperson? http://wiffiti.com/screens/7483
  15. 15. Self-regulation research1940s Standing StillExperimentRats Experiment – SocialDeprivationStress Relief – 1984 studyof 1stday of pre-school-
  16. 16. Play = Learning“Child-initiated play, not memorizinginformation, is the vehicle through whichchildren develop many of the skills thateducation reformers, and business leaders saythey need, such as collaboration, criticalthinking, and confidence”− Kathy Hirsh-Pasek
  17. 17. Develops higher orderthinking skillsEarly Intervention play-basedvs. academic instruction (105vs. 85)Rats Experiment – (BDFNChemical Neuron Stimulator)Block Experiment –Researchers gave blocks to agroup of 18 month olds. 6months later...
  18. 18. The Predators of Play“Play now appears to be a minor activity inmost kindergarten classrooms.”Edward Miller, Director of Alliance forChildhood
  19. 19. Organized ActivitiesU of M research study offree play− 1987 (40%) 1997(25%)Changed the way parentsinteract with their children40% of schools offer lessthan 30 minutes of recess ina 6 hour school day
  20. 20. Academic PursuitsDirect instruction versus free play inclassroomDecline in attentiveness when recess isdelayed
  21. 21. Screen Time“The traditional culture of childhood is fastdisappearing. In the past two decades alone,children have lost 12 hours of free time a week,and 8 of those were once spent in unstructuredfree play and outdoor pastimes. In part, this is afunction of the digital culture which provides somany adult-created toys, games, andamusements, Game Boys, and other electronicgames are so addictive they dissuade childrenfrom playing the traditional games.”− David Elkind
  22. 22. Screen TimeTV replaces time socializing and engaging inunstructured free playChildren 8-18 spend 6 hours per day ofscreen time2/3 of infants and toddlers watch 2hours/day40,000 commerical/ year51% of TV is always on53% no rules about TV watching
  23. 23. TV and ResearchLinks to ADDViolent behaviors− 66% of all TV shows violenceOne study found children who watchedmore TV than average impactededucational achievement at 26.
  24. 24. TV and ObesityU of M found being awake in a room and in a roomwith TV on more than 2 hours per day increasedrisks of being overweight at ages 3-4.Researchers found TV is the GREATEST risk factorfor childhood obesity. (Diet, physical activity,sedentary behavior)Recent study shows success in reducing weight ofpre-teens just by restricting TV viewing.Metabolic rate is lower watching TV than just sittingquietly doing nothing
  25. 25. Screen Time Suggestions Talk to parents about setting limits Make meaningful choicesMr. Rogers vs. Barney Co-Viewing with children under 2 -
  26. 26. Discussion Question #4What are the biggest challenges teachersface in talking to parents about screentime?
  27. 27. Classroom “EnvironmentalProtection Agencies ofPlay”“Imaginative play is important to childrensdevelopment, Children need opportunities to actand dress up like people they know. Equipmentthat encourages such play includeshousekeeping furniture, dolls, dress-up clothes,utensils, blocks, vehicles, carpentry equipment,and musical instruments. Freedom to usevarious paints, clay, water, and other artmaterials encourages imitation as well asconversation and creative expression of ideasand understandings.”− Position Paper of ACEI (Association for ChildhoodEducation International)
  28. 28. “Environmental ProtectionAgencies of Play” BestPracticsTime for free play45 minutes/day 5 days a weekModeling playLanguage and showcasing professionsMaterials for Play Simpler Toys = More Creative Inputs
  29. 29. Materials for PlayDramatic Play VideoDramatic Play SpeakerProp Box List
  30. 30. Evaluations Next workshop in December Topic: Dealing with Challenging Children FACEBOOK me! Amber Fante

×