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Planning play experiences

Planning play experiences






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    • Planning Play Experiences Why Do Early Childhood Educators Plan Play Experiences?
    • Why Plan?
      • Supportive guidance from adults is essential for moving children to higher levels of development.
      • To help children develop in their use of play as a vehicle for increasing neural structures.
    • Why Plan?
      • To help children practice skills they will need later in life.
      • To gauge a child’s developmental progress.
    • Factors Involved With Planning
      • Size, number
      • Gender
      • Abilities
      • Special considerations
      • Budget
      • Where/when
    • The Early Childhood Educator:
      • Has thorough understanding of how children grow and develop.
      • Plans experiences that support the development of each child.
      • Uses observation to extend the child’s play experience.
    • The Process of Planning
      • Planning Learning
      • Experiences
      • Goals
      • Materials
      • When,Where,How
      • Observation of
      • the Child
      • Peers
      • Adults
      • Materials
      • Settings
      Implement Plans
      • Reflect on Learning
      • Experiences
      • Adjust
      • Revise
      • Change
    • Questions Early Childhood Educators Ask
      • How does the play space support play, wonderment, and learning?
      • What are the appropriate materials needed to support the children’s interests and developmental levels?
      • What are the strategies to support children in exploration, discovery and wonderment?
    • Questions cont.
      • What is the role of the local community?
      • How are community resource incorporated into the children’s experiences?
      • How are family contributions utilized?
    • Questions cont.
      • What is the role of the child in making choices about his play experience?
      • How will the children be grouped?
      • How will you use the indoor and outdoor spaces for experiences?
    • “ We learn in so many different ways – all of them valid – too few of them acknowledged.” (Chenfeld, 2001)
    • Information taken from: Early Education Curriculum by Hilda Jackman Foundation of Early Childhood Education by Beverlie Dietze Introduction to Early Childhood Education by Ingrid Crowther