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Week 10 - PEDS 293


What is PLAY? FREELY chosen, PERSONALLY DIRECTED, intrinsically motivated behavior that ACTIVELY engages the child. An APPROACH to action!
What does EQUAL ENTITLEMENT refer to? Play should be non-discriminatory; it includes GENDER, BACKGROUND, RACE, ETHNICITY, CULTURE, and ABILITY.
What is RESPECT in a play setting? It means that children should feel COMFORTABLE and feel play is VALUED by adults.
What is RISK? There should be an element of RISK in play; it allows children to take calculated risks that provide exciting and STIMULATING environments.
What is ABILITIES in regards to play? Refers to a child's need for CONTROL in their play environments; facilitates LEARNING and DEVELOPMENT.
What is the ADULT ROLE in play? Adults should PROVIDE ENCOURAGEMENT, IDEAS for CREATIVITY, and a HUMAN/PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT. They should also provide support, comfort, or reassurance if necessary.
What does "Play for its own sake" refer to? Play should just be play. That means no outcome, and it should support children to create goals and outcomes.
What are the immediate benefits of play? Opportunities for FREEDOM, CHOICE, and CONTROL over actions, TEST BOUNDARIES, and EXPLORE RISK.
What are some long term benefits of play? It fosters INDEPENDENCE and SELF-ESTEEM, and develops children's RESPECT AND SOCIAL INTERACTION. Supports WELLBEING, GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT, and increases child's KNOWLEDGE & CREATIVE CAPACITY.
What should outdoor play spaces provide? Places to hide, small secret places, places with vegetation and living creations, and to be able to do BIG things, like being loud, climbing, jumping, etc.
What makes an outdoor space special? It provides SENSORY STIMULATION, PHYSICAL OPPORTUNITIES, and MAGICAL/MYSTICAL/SPIRITAL places.
What is the nature of outdoor play? It permits MESSIER, LOUDER, and LARGER activies, and affords the development of PEER CULTURE. Furthermore, it affords sensory stimulus and different social skills, such as complex language, bold, assertive interactions.
What is crucial for outdoor spaces? VARIETY! It should have a balance of fixed/portable equipment, travelling routes and flat spaces, mixing of age groups, open functional spaces, sheltered enchanted spaces, and places "TO DO" and "TO BE".
Created by: mattcheung