Tuesday, March 24, 2015

WHY IS PLAY SO IMPORTANT?


 Most experts will state adamantly that play is vital for development yet why is this the case? How does play impact development? How does it impact the individual, the life he leads, the work he does and also the society?
Power point: start thinking about the issue
Familiarize yourself with the issue: the main points
·         “Why is play important?” http://www.playengland.org.uk/about-us/why-is-play-important.aspx
Introduction: podcast to listen to: play and creativity
Reading material to make notes on:
·         “Why is play important? Social and emotional development, physical development, creative development” http://www.education.com/reference/article/importance-play--social-emotional/ 
·         “The importance of play in promoting healthy child development and maintaining strong parent-teacher bonds” http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/119/1/182.full
Videos to watch and make notes on:
·         “A play manifesto: Steve Kahl at TED” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SZFY47aIog
·         “The importance of play” John Cohn at TED” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-NT1-BdOvI
“TED Jill Vialet - What can play teach us” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STYU-iz8bUQ

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