Therefore the play worker’s role in supporting children’s play is a crucial measure towards children's development. For those that work with children require the dexterity to prompt and contribute to children’s play, which can be seen as a principle aspect of therapeutic alliance. However, for those children mentioned above, what happens when play becomes non-existent or deprived, then how do these children engage in play? Whilst this has been a continuous discussion amongst practitioners as well as researchers in the field of child development, this essay will “evaluate some of the benefits and challenges of developing play/leisure activities” of therapeutic play, along with identifying how play serves its purpose in regards to children’s holistic and play development. In addition, using a therapeutic alliance this essay will accentuate how the therapist can support children’s play, promoting and expanding the child’s play through implementing activities in a child centred-play/directive approach.
When children start playing they are able to mix the contents of their imaginations with the real world and through this process they are able to create something s... ... middle of paper ... ...solving and pre-literacy & concentration. but it also helps create essential social skills that will help children to express their stress and problems. That is why play education is valuable for every schools curriculum. Works Cited Armstrong, Thomas. The Best Schools: How Human Development Research Should Inform Educational Practice.
Play helps a child cultivate socially, intellectually, emotionally and services the development of motor skills, as children play alongside each other they form and maintain relationships, recognize their own and other’s feelings and develop empathy for others. Play is important for a child as it is a technique that children use to convey themselves and release all the excess energy they don’t need that is stopping them from learning. Children have been found to have better outcomes when parents are involved with their learning through home activities, as it is more important for children’s development than their parent’s education or income. Parents need to create a stimulating environment for their child through play at home, however some parents may not allow their children to play as they would want them to achieve and strive to their best abilities with nothing distracting them as they may be afraid of their children falling behind academically. There are many benefits that play has for children; since giving them the time and space they need allows them to socialise with friends, gives them a sense of freedom, enhances self-esteem, provides children with self-awareness, it improves and maintains their physical health as children are constantly moving throughout play and allows them to increase their... ... middle of paper ... ...of a past incident the child may have suffered from or they just generally don’t wish to see their children get hurt.
Childhood play behavior is an important part of every child’s life. Starting in infancy, children begin to explore their world through play. This behavior can serve as an indicator of the child’s cognitive and social development. The research on play and development is a key to helping caregivers understand the importance of childhood play. This paper will focus on the psychological aspects of childhood play behavior and its relation to cognitive development.
For Erikson, the social aspects that influence human development are more significant in shaping the identity of human personality” (Batra 2013). Erikson’s theories on play describe how it helps children develop their identities by focusing on the social and emotional skills that playing enables. Playing affects children’s self-concept and how they relate to people and the world around them and who they want to develop into. According to Curtis, Erikson referred to the ages of 4-6 as being the play age for children. Play is a necessary “form of self-expression and …is an important vehicle for expressing feelings” (Curtis & & O’Hagan 2003).
Play is a freely chosen and personally directed behaviour that actively engages children. It is very important that early years practitioners have a good grasp on this subject as the developmental usefulness of play for a child is extremely significant. For children, play provides them with the necessary skills to develop: socially, emotionally, physically and creatively. Bruce (2004) explores the fact that play is a valuable tool for children to discover their environment and to learn about why things happen using all of their senses both indoors and outdoors. The hypothesis that will be discussed throughout this essay is how play is important in early development and learning and how it serves both the child’s individual needs and the future society in which they will live in.
Play: The Meaning and Importance When one thinks on the subject of playing what comes to mind? It is most likely the thought of having fun and a good time, not the thought of a learning experience. Educators notice the concept of play as a tool that can be applied to aid a child succeed and grow as individuals. The meaning of play can be defined through research as well as how it can assist in the development of a child’s personal skills through play experiences. The learning process for a child can be traced back as far as their environment during the early stages of life.
Children like to play. Play is essential for a child’s development and for learning life skills. It provides a natural, comfortable setting for young children to develop and learn. Froebel and Montessori have said that play is children’s work, but it is also adult work. Preschool must work to better understand the role of play in the lives of young children, and how to nurture and utilize play with children.