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BAR All this information links into my child study in many ways because Edward loves all the different types of play.

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For my Broad Area of Research (BAR) I've decided to study play. This is because Edward enjoys all sorts of play and it's in a child's everyday life! One of the most important things a child can do is play. It's the basis of every child's life and helps them learn about themselves, others and their environment. The website http://www.kidsource.com/kidsource/content2/nature.of.childs.play.html says, in play, children expand their understanding of themselves and others, their knowledge of the physical world, and their ability to communicate with peers and adults. This just shows how important play can be for a child. The website, http://www.growingtreetoys.com/types-of-play.php , suggests that there are 6 main types of play. Active play Play that involves movement and physical activity. Co-operative Play Play for your child and a group of friends. Creative Play Play that explores your child's imagination and makes something out of nothing! Dramatic Play Play that involves pretend and make believe, or whatever the imagination dreams. Manipulative Play Play that involves hand-eye coordination and motor skills. Quiet Play Play that keeps children's mouths shut but their minds open. However Judi Sunderland says there are four stages of play; Solitary (0-2 years) ...read more.

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In this kind of play an object becomes a symbol for something that it may resemble only remotely .It is another example of the "what if "thinking that is at the heart of play. Around the age of four or five pretend play becomes more aware of the real world .Children then, want toys that are miniatures of real things. Pretend plays allows children to step into any role .They can toy with the idea that "I can be somebody else" After all, growing up is all about becoming someone else. Stuffed animals and rather plain dolls allow room for fantasy and make excellent blank screens on which they project lively fantasies. Children will sometimes express feelings to stuffed animals and share emotions with them they aren't yet ready to show to adults. Pretend play helps children feel in control of their environment .In the real world adults make so many decisions on what kids can and can't do .Pretend play helps kids make sense of the world .They can practice social skills or try out new situations. Manipulative Play Hands, eyes and brain have to work together, so encourages physical and intellectual development well. ...read more.

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Edward enjoys playing with his parents and his brother however sometimes he likes to play by himself which is what the source above is saying. The website http://www.bchealthguide.org/healthfiles/hfile92d.stm#E46E32 Although there will be times when you 'organize' your child's play, most play should be spontaneous and unstructured by the parent. When toddlers have the freedom to do their own 'research' and the freedom to move at their own speed, they learn the most. Follow your toddler's lead. If she is acting whiny and bored, get her started on a different activity. Parents are sometimes worried that their child doesn't play cooperatively with others. Cooperative play, however, is something that comes with time. It happens on the child's own timetable. If you watch, you'll notice that a very young child will amuse herself - this is called solitary play. Months later you'll see that she's engaged in parallel play - still doing her own thing, but playing next to another child who is also doing his own thing. Finally, at about age two or so, she'll begin to play with others. All this information links into my child study in many ways because Edward loves all the different types of play. His favourite by far is physical play which is why I am doing it for my Focused Area of Research (FAR). ...read more.

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