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The role of play throughout life

  1. 1. The Role of Play Throughout Life Amanda Hamann Educational Psychology October 31, 2012
  2. 2. What is Play?• Play is intrinsically motivated, noninstrumental, or life preserving behavior.• Piaget’s Definition of Play• Characteristics of play
  3. 3. Benefits of Play• Helps refine and develop skills• Play versus reality• Symbolic Play
  4. 4. Parent’s and Play• Parent’s thoughts on play• Ways to encourage play• Parent’s important role in child’s play
  5. 5. Play in the Classroom• Room Setup• Curriculum• Teacher Roles in Child’s Play
  6. 6. Play As We Age• Children – 3 to 6 years old• Middle childhood- 7 to 12 years• Adolescence- 13 to 18 years• Adults- 18 and older
  7. 7. Video• www.youtube.com/watch?v=khOxjQ4kTA4
  8. 8. True/ False Questions• Play is becoming more like imitation.• Parent’s have an important role in their child’s play.• Teacher’s should interact with everyone in the room, and encourage their students to try new experiences.
  9. 9. References• AspenRayneDragon (2011, April 12). Kids Playing House- cute kids video [Video File]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khOxjQ4kTA4• Biehler, R. F., Snowman, J., & McCown, R. (2012). Psychology applied to teaching (13rd ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Cenage Learning.• Bruner, J. S., Jolly, A., & Sylva, K. (1976). Play: Its role in development and evolution. New York: Basic Books.• Carlsson-Paige, N., & Carlsson-Paige, N. (2009). Taking back childhood: A proven road map for raising confident, creative, compassionate kids. New York: Plume.• Chance, P., Johnson & Johnson Baby Products Company, & Round Table on Play and Learning. (1979). Learning through play: Summary of a pediatric round table cochaired by Brian Sutton- Smith, Ph. D., and Richard Chase, M.D. New Brunswick, N.J: The Company.• Göncü, A., & Klein, E. (2001). Children in play, story, and school. New York: Guilford Press.• Isenberg, J. P., & Jalongo, M. R. (2001). Creative expression and play in early childhood (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, N.J: Merrill.• Marzollo, J., & Lloyd, J. (1972). Learning through play. New York: Harper & Row.• Singer, D. G., & Singer, J. L. (1990). The house of make-believe: Childrens play and the developing imagination. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press.• Slade, A., & Wolf, D. (1994). Children at play: Clinical and developmental approaches to meaning and representation. New York: Oxford University Press.• Van, H. J., Nourot, P. M., Scales, B., & Alward, K. R. (2003). Play at the center of curriculum (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, N.J: Merrill/Prentice Hall.

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