Emotional Development Philosophy Of Children

2413 WordsAug 15, 201510 Pages
1 Rebecca Rico HD306 ONL Play in Childhood August 15, 2015 Emotional Development Philosophy Play is often trivialized in many settings with people dismissing it as an immature activity that children engage in and that they will eventually outgrow. It is common to hear people dismiss adult play as childishness because playing is often considered childish and immature. There is some truth in that statement, but it is not entirely true. While a play is important to children and is often associated with children, it is just as crucial to adults as well. Play during childhood is important and critical in determining many facets of a child’s life including, but not restricted to mental health, intellectual ability, as well as social soundness (Brock et al., 2013). In the past, the society was structured in a way that afforded children more time to play. However, in recent times, formal education is taking more of the children 's supposed play time. ‘Earlier is better ' is the principle these days as more children are thrust into formal education early in life which tends to limit severely their playing time. Parent’s tight working schedules and the employment sector becoming more competitive, the parent’s time with their kids has also been limited. While parents may not feel the impact these actions may have on the
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