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Effects on Child Development
Children have the right to play…
Every child has the right to rest and leisure to engage in
play and recreational activiti...
Early Childhood is Changing
 More non-parental care settings
 More organized and structured activities prior to

formal ...
Changing…
 Increasing focus on school readiness
 Accountability in early childhood settings
 Professionalization of ear...
What is happening
to play?
“Play is becoming
institutionalized.”
Association of Canadian
Community Colleges Early
Educatio...
Spontaneous Play Opportunities
Limited
Negative Influences on Children’s
Play
 Extreme conflict situations – wars, domestic violence
 Natural disasters
 Viewi...
Children need a balance of
Exploratory Play

Constructive Play

Dramatic Play

Object Play

Sensory Play

Games with Rules...
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    1. 1. Effects on Child Development
    2. 2. Children have the right to play… Every child has the right to rest and leisure to engage in play and recreational activities and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts. UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Article 31
    3. 3. Early Childhood is Changing  More non-parental care settings  More organized and structured activities prior to formal school
    4. 4. Changing…  Increasing focus on school readiness  Accountability in early childhood settings  Professionalization of early childhood
    5. 5. What is happening to play? “Play is becoming institutionalized.” Association of Canadian Community Colleges Early Education Forum, Montreal (2008) http://www.youtube.com/watc h?v=HkBsR69QOQs&feature =related
    6. 6. Spontaneous Play Opportunities Limited
    7. 7. Negative Influences on Children’s Play  Extreme conflict situations – wars, domestic violence  Natural disasters  Viewing television violence Taken from: Play and Child Development by Frost, Wortham, and Reifel (2008) pages 74 – 76
    8. 8. Children need a balance of Exploratory Play Constructive Play Dramatic Play Object Play Sensory Play Games with Rules Physical Play Games with Invented Rules Adapted from: Association of Canadian Community Colleges Early Education Forum, Montreal (2008) Created by Joanne McDonald (2011)
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