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Play is important for a child to grow strong and healthy. Play helps a child in so many ways because when a child is running, jumping, rolling etc this builds muscles and burns energy. Making them tired and hungry. Strength, endurance, balance, body co-ordination improves when children play physical ways. Physical play helps children sleep and eat better. Learning is also an outcome of play. A child learns about the meaning of things in the environment around the meaning of things in the environment around them. It helps the child learn what words mean like stop, go, empty and full by means of a jug if a child is playing with water. Or they can discover how things feel and what they do. Play also gives a child the opportunities to learn about people. They learn how to share and take turns whilst playing. They will consider others, listen and talk to play mates and follow rules. The child can also pretend to be some one else like a nurse or fire fighter this will help their imagination flourish. Children enjoy play it helps children learn and grow in a way that helps them feel good bout themselves. How does play help children grow? Play helps children grow in many ways such as physically, mentally, socially and emotionally. All children are unique and they will develop and grow at different paces. ...read more.


This is needed by the child's larger muscles in her arms and legs by exercise such as running, jumping, climbing and skipping. It also gives Katie opportunities to grow socially by meeting and mixing with other children. It effects the child physically , intellectually, emotionally and socially. It effects the child physically as the child gets use of larger muscles. The child runs, jumps and plays football. It effects her intellectually as she is learning new games, rules and how to play them. The emotional impact physical play has on a child is that they experience both outcomes winning and losing. Exploratory play When children engage in exploratory play they develop a perception of themselves as explorers. They are confident learners who make discoveries and ask questions. They get to discover ideas and concepts for themselves. Forms of exploratory play is playing with shape sorters and play dough. The effect it has on a child's physical development is that a child's physical development is that a child's fine motor skills will develop through the chilld using their hands to make different things. The childs self-esteem will also be boosted as they will achieve what they wanted thus making them feel good about themselves. Imaginative play Children love to dress up and imitate real life situations. A child's imaginary world consists of both fantasy and real life play situations. ...read more.


He claimed that true learning occurred in the "Zone of Proximal Development." Great emphasis was placed on social interaction with learning being dependant on interaction and collaboration with adults and peers. Katie is influenced greatly by social interaction this way she builds her vocabulary as she hears the words and uses them. She can watch and learn from other children or adults. Mimicking would also be a form of social interaction as she is copying what another person is doing therefore she is mimicking them. She usually mimics her mother as she has a close bond with her. Pigaett's Theory Pigaett's theory links the muscles and senses to the skills of a very young child. He called these skills schemas. A child quickly learns how to grasp a rattle and put it in its mouth. The child can transfer this action to a different but similar - shaped object. This is known as assimilation. The shema must be adopted when the object is completely different. This is known as accommodation. These both are adaptation which is a major part of the learning process. He feels children learn from discovery and first hand experiences. This theory effects Katie as when she is playing with a ball she kicks, catches and throws for fun. Assimilation happens when she kicks, catches or throws a similar shaped object for example a piece of srunched up paper. Accommodation occurs when she kicks, catches or throws a completely different shaped object for example a bottle. ...read more.

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