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Playday presentation for parents 2017

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The Importance of Play

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Playday presentation for parents 2017

  1. 1. The Importance of Play
  2. 2. Lions • What are the lions learning through play? • How might the lions use these skills in later life? • In what ways is ‘play’ a helpful educational tool for the lions? 2
  3. 3. Many children at BJR • Find the freedom and unstructured nature of playtimes challenging • Can be ‘lost’ in the playground • Find forming relationships and interacting with others difficult • Find conflict difficult to manage and even more difficult to resolve • Can be quick to anger • Need support in developing social and emotional skills 3
  4. 4. Play…? • Unimportant • Trivial • Lacking in serious purpose • Immature • Something to grow out of 4
  5. 5. Latest research about play Vital ingredient in supporting; Intellectual development Social development 5
  6. 6. Playfulness is strongly related to; Cognitive development Emotional well being 6
  7. 7. Play is ubiquitous in all human societies 7
  8. 8. Play has contributed to humans being a highly adaptable species 8
  9. 9. Supports linguistic development (speech and language) 9
  10. 10. Supports development of self control and self awareness (behaviour) 10
  11. 11. Play deprivation ● May suffer abnormalities in neurological development ● Disadvantaged in their development ● Criminality among men ● Cognitive and emotional difficulties ● Deficit growth in key areas of the brain ● Aggression ● Fear 12
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  14. 14. At school Staff actively play and talk with children
  15. 15. Staff support children with their play every day
  16. 16. Children are given opportunities to try different types of play
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  18. 18. Vision statement for Bishop John Robinson Primary School At BJR, we want all children and adults to; Be the best they can; Join in learning, playand prayer Remember God’s word. 19
  19. 19. Playing with your child 1. Give your child time to play every day 2. Provide things for your child to play with. Recycled materials like boxes, household items and old clothes are often more fun than bought toys and equipment, and they cost less. 3. Join in the play. Take on a role, make jokes and be playful. 4. Make space for play. As your child gets older he/she will probably spend more time playing with a particular thing or in a particular role, so having a place where your child can leave items and continue playing with them the next day is important. 5. When chatting, ask what your child was playing that day. Show that you value play whether it’s at home, with the childminder, in pre-school, in playgroup or in primary school. 6. Tell staff in school about the games, activities, nursery rhymes, and books your child enjoys.

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