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1 Role of Play in Child Development
By: Neelima

2 Play Is an activity for amusement

3 Play Intrinsically motivated Pleasurable Actively engaged

4 Play Through play, they learn about themselves and the world around them. What all they see, hear, and feel makes sense to them. Their brains and bodies are ready to learn. (Sensory Integration International 1991)

5 Play Develops

6 Physical Strength

7 Representational skills and concept development

8 Creativity In Child

9 Divergent Thinking

10 Convergent Thinking

11 Logical classification
Sort by features Putting things away by shape and size

12 Spatial Concepts

13 Language Development through Social Interactions

14 Cooperation and Sharing

15 Art to resolve conflicts

16 How to get along with each other

17 Taking Turns

18 To Be Patient

19 Play helps children understand Concepts of fairness and competition.

20 Cognitive Development Through Play

21 Exploratory Play Children are able to actively explore materials and environments Develop sense of accomplishment and independence Examples: -Running fingers through sand or water

22 Constructive Play Child uses objects or materials to create a representation of something Symbolic thinking and elements of pretend Hands on experiences Examples: -building a fort with blocks -building a sand castle

23 Dramatic Play Child uses objects, actions, and language
to create imaginary roles and situations Connection between real and pretend Emotional outlet, creativity development Examples: Enacting a story/drama Puppets

24 Social Development Through Play

25 Solitary Play Independent activities Early form of play
Teaches children to be creative and amuse themselves Development of independence Examples -Puzzles -Lining up toys -Dolls

26 Parallel Play Children use similar toys or engage in similar activities but do not play together Child will notice what other child is doing and may mimic what they see Can help child understand that everyone is different and everyone has their own ideas and way of doing things

27 Associate Play Children engaging in similar, somewhat organized activity May talk about what they are doing, share toys and ask questions Teaches child to share and ask questions

28 Cooperative Play Two or more children interacting with one another toward a common purpose Different roles and responsibilities, contributions made by all Child learns to work together, share roles, compromise, cooperate, etc.

29 Free Play Muscular development
Control of large muscles, fine motor skills Eye-hand coordination Problem solving and creative thinking Therapeutic value Opportunities for self talk Development of self-confidence Learning cooperation and values

30 Thanks!

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