Concerns:Organized sportsVideo and internet gamesLoss of play spaces
Transcript of "Play deprivation"
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 activities and to participate freely
in cultural life and the arts.
UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
Early Childhood is Changing
More non-parental care settings
More organized and structured activities prior to
Increasing focus on school readiness
Accountability in early childhood settings
Professionalization of early childhood
What is happening
“Play is becoming
Association of Canadian
Community Colleges Early
Education Forum, Montreal
Negative Influences on Children’s
Extreme conflict situations – wars, domestic violence
Viewing television violence
Taken from: Play and Child Development by Frost, Wortham, and Reifel (2008)
pages 74 – 76
Children need a balance of
Games with Rules
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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