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Declaration I hereby declare that the assignment that I am submitting is of my own work and composition and all sources that I have consulted whether in printed or electronic format-have been referenced and acknowledged according to the academic conventions used in this college. It has not been submitted previously for assessment at this or any other college. I understand what plagiarism means and I declare that I have not engaged other college. I understand what plagiarism means and I declare that I have not engaged in it. Date: 11th December, 2008. Student Number: 061146D. Content Page 1. Title Page...............................................................................................Pg1. Declaration.............................................................................................Pg2. Content Page...........................................................................................Pg3. * Section 1. Definition of play...................................................................P6. Section 2 Value of play and theorists.....................................................P7. Section 3 Characteristics of Play.............................................................P8. Section 4 Types of Play.........................................................................P10. Section 5 Stages Of Play Advantage & Disadvantage......................................P12. Section 6 Supervision...........................................................................P15. 2. Acknowledgement...................................................................................P4. Summary and conclusion.......................................................................P16. References.............................................................................................Pg17. 8. Appendix..................................................................................................P15. Acknowledgements While conducting this essay, I would like to thank God for giving me the wisdom, knowledge and understanding to do the essay. In particular, I would like to thank my Lecturer for making sure that I understood what is being required. With thanks to my lovely family and my fantastic brother for making sure I stay focus while conducting this assignment... Other people that I would also like to thank: the libraries in and out of college, and my fellow colleagues. Introduction. In this essay, I would be demonstrating my understanding of play on the following: * I would be explaining the definition of play, its function, in order to understand the importance of play. I will be examining the developmental stages of play and what educational theorists have to say in relation to this. I will also explain the social skills associated with play and give examples to illustrate my points. Likewise express my opinion. Furthermore, I will be looking at different type of play and how these are supervision has effect on play, and conclusion. ...read more.

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Children learn how to interact among themselves through play; they learn to play with friends or classmate in a play environment such as the play ground. For instance, the children in this age group show fairness when it comes to taking turns to act a role in drama. Or sharing the skipping rope in the playground. In addition to this point, social development also assists children to understand about group rules such as being honest, not cheating, respecting other people. Infarct it contribute to the spiritually development of the child. Types and features of play Section 4. The type of play that is can be found in this age group can take different forms and shapes. It can include activities intended to be, and serious learning experiences, and they find enjoyable. Several types of play have been identified in children's play: -Imaginative Play: Montessori pointed out that imagination is the great power of this age, even thou it differs according to the child's developmental stage. Through the use of imaginative play, they have a concept of justice which helps them to make decisions socially. Also through the use of imaginative play, these children are generous to share their possessions with others; unlike the young chid who finds it difficult to share or give away things. With their imagination, it contributes to the child cosmic education because such children will use their imaginations when working with the materials or when looking at the first man on the moon. For instance, through the use imaginative play, the children were able compose a scene from the man in the moon. They were given the picture of the man and ask the children to use their imaginative skill to come up with stories from the moon and present it to the classroom. Also symbolic play is seen here socially because these children can play using an object to play. ...read more.

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He advanced the idea of the Zone of Proximity Development (ZPD). He maintains that the child may have developed certain competency levels in a skill, which can be performed independently without adult intervention. However, if assisted by an adult , it could be stretched so that further developments can be attempted. The zone pf proximity development is the difference between the area of development which child can cope with and understand with adult help( or with the more capable peer). For instance, children can be guided by adult when playing a skipping game , supervision can be required if the child is stuck. Besides, the effect of supervision would limit the holistic development of the child socially, (the children will be very slow to interact with peers), emotionally( the children would feel sad and dull if not allowed to integrate.).Spiritually (this would encourage children to appreciate individual differences, empathy and well being.. However, supervision can have effect on play if its intention is for recording and assessing a child. It will help teachers to know the social developmental stage he child is at, and so on. To conclude all my point, as a student who appreciate child psychology, and with my previous experiences of childcare and development, I believe that play is essential for the development of children because it creates freedom and activity to the children. In addition, the different types of play such as imaginative play, creative play contributes to the importance of play socially. Play is considered to be one of the primary needs of a child. It is common behaviour of all children in all countries and cultures. Children want to play naturally, so both nature and nature contributes to the development of the skills needed to play effectively. Moreover play assist children to develop social skills, interpersonal skills and inventive skills. Also with the correct management, of play, six to nine years old will enjoy play, understand and gain knowledge effortlessly in their environment and above all interact with their society, peers. All of these will contribute to the holistic development of the child. ...read more.

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