T2 Children and young people's lay and learning.
When children play they, learn while doing so, and do this is in their own unique way. This essay will be exploring the links made between play and learning in Early Years Settings. The key issues that are central to this are; the importance of the outdoor environment in promoting children's learning, the impact of intellectual development and delayed physical development in children's play.
The importance of the outdoor environment is central to a child's play and learning because children are able to make links with the development in their Early Learning Goals. (S.Featherstone, 2009)
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play and learning because it allows children to share ideas, practitioners are able to plan and share information with colleges and parents. The outdoor environment is also relevant to play and learning as it helps children with special educational needs
(N.Thornes, 2011). Susan Isaac promotes play and exploration through active play, also Pestalozzi, talks about the outdoor environment, and Hutt Et Al, 1989, also talks about explorative and creative play. BBC news suggests that because of the world becoming so 'urbanised, electronicbased, risk averse' children are gaining a disorder for not going outside, 'Naturedeficit disorder' ( BBC News, 2012)
Intellectual development is relevant to play and learning as it can develop skills such as a child's language and literacy. Everything is related to cognitive development but some experiences can only be given when a teacher reads a story or does pretend play, such as Chinese New Year. Children can be read stories but some children may not be given the first hand experience. ( Education.com). Theorists such as Froebel had suggested that educative play in a child's development will absorb knowledge for children to be able to develop language and imagination skills. Adding to this, intellectual developmental delays can be split into two sections; specific and global. Dr Nigel from Oxford University says that lessons in the UK have a decrease of 'intellectual development' and 64% of adults attending this university agree with him. 'The UK is overwhelming Christian and young people need to have a clear understanding' of the main faiths and beliefs in the UK which is Christianity, and have a clear understanding of the festivals that concern this, otherwise children will be lacking in intellectual development. (BBC
Physical delayed development is relevant to play and learning because on occasions some children could possibly find it difficult to do some physical activities. Developmental delays come under two categories which can be genetic or environmental. (Anon,2014).
Theorists such as Macmillan supports the health of children and Gesell who predicted the milestones. Physical development is relevant to play and learning because children do this activity everyday, it helps to prevent long term illness, such as high blood pressure and obesity. It is also relevant because it helps a child to sleep at night and it allows to be social and confident with in themselves. (www.earlyyears.org 28th September)
. Physical play can be fun, adventurous, risky, Communicative, symbolic and therapeutic for all children in various stages of physical development (Learning and Development Through Play, n.d). The BBC News had produced an article on children who were neglected, which left psychological effects, as well as physical interaction effects. The university of WisconsinMadison say that children at the age of 4 years ...
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