Discussing the Positive and Negative Aspects of Including Play in the Curriculum for Young Children

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1.0 Introduction Play is a common word used during the early year’s program in the current educational era. Play is been implemented as a subject in the current international school that I am attached too. Children play every day and it is now seen as being crucial to the development of the child (Tassoni and Hucker, 2000:1). Playing is a way of experiencing bodily, emotional sensations through engaging with the immediate real, imagined social and physical environment in any number of ways, when the player has a sense of control (Wolmuth, 2000:2). Thus, play carries a heavy weight in student’s early days. Tassoni and Hucker added by stating that playtime is often said to be child’s work carry out playing (2000:1a). Truly speaking, children get involved in activities when there is anything to do with play. In the current international school that I am attached with, there are many activities being conducted during playtime such as sand play, water play, dough play, etc. The activities conducted are layout differently every single week. The materials used are the same. On the other hand, after every activity, students will need to achieve the objective and learning outcome listed by the teacher during water play. Apart from that, for implementation purposes, there are various types of play and explanations of the nature and the value of play (Lester and Russell, 2010). Play can be classified as a positive element as well as a negative element into a school curriculum. There are various educational institutions, which will support play to be part of the curriculum. In contrary, there would be the other sides of the party in which will not support play to be including into the curriculum. In this assignment, the positive a... ... middle of paper ... ...lay+arouses+curiosity,+which+leads+to+discovery+and+creativity.&hl=en&sa=X&ei=OyQ1U_rJMcTHkwWQ64HIBg&ved=0CDEQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=Play%20arouses%20curiosity%2C%20which%20leads%20to%20discovery%20and%20creativity.&f=false (accessed: 12/04/2014) Scherle,A,. J.Meyer .,& T,Sarah.(2014) Friedrich Froebel Theory, Available at http://ece205.wikispaces.com/Friedrich+Froebel (accessed:08/04/2014) Schumann,B.,(2004) Effects of Child centered Play therapy and curriculum based, Available at http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc4684/m2/1/high_res_d/dissertation.pdf (accessed:02/04/2014) Tassoni, P., & K. Hucker, (2000) Planning Play and the Early Years, Oxford: Heinemann Educational Publishers. Wolmuth,P.,(2000) The Importance of Play, Available at http://www.playengland.org.uk/media/135795/play-for-a-change-chapter-3.pdf (accessed:16/04/2014)

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