Belonging“The urge to play with others, in addition to being fun, is often driven bythe desire to be accepted, to belong” ( The National Institute for Play,2009).
Belonging“Play serves as an arena in which children can progressively master thesocial skills they need to experience a positive sense of belonging to theirpeer group” (Scarlet, 2005, p.37).
DoingPlay can be facilitated through an endless range of resources.Development of self capability through learning to blow the bubbles.
DoingPurposeful and goal oriented activity of manipulation of tools andresources.
DoingThe use of adaptations and interventions to help children withdisabilities experience a broader range of play activities, can help provideopportunities to play.
DoingThe boy is participating playing a game of basketball with his peer. He isincluded and he is capable.
DoingThrough having a turn on the swing, the student is participating in play-development of value and self worth.
Doing Constructing and building allows children to understand how things gotogether, what works and what doesn’t. This type of play is facilitatedthrough the use of resources such as blocks, lego. Learning balance.
DoingPlay through goal oriented activities, building with blocks to make acastle.
Doing:Play and learning through exploration of the environment .
DoingPlay through movement, rhythm and pattern such as dance orhopscotch, provides a sense of emotional, creative, social and cognitiveconnections.
BeingChildren enjoy playing through exploration of creative activities.
BelongingPlay is established through mutual acceptance within a group of peers.
BelongingPlay and mutual support, children feel valued when there is a sense ofinclusion.
BelongingThe environment can facilitate inclusive play, where the child feelsvalued.
BecomingChildren imagine and become all sorts of people when they play.
BecomingChildren often set up their toys in scenarios they see in their daily lives,replicating them in their play.
BelongingChildren use their imaginations to become “anyone” or go “anywhere”. Itis time out from routine, time where they can become whoever theychoose to be.
BecomingChildren develop and learn socially through playing games with eachother.
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