Play Is Very Necessary For Educating Children

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1 Play is learning. Play is very necessary for preschoolers. Developmentally appropriate practices are an emphasis of a child’s development and learning. The areas of learning that are that are touched on are the physical aspects of the children which are social emotional, and cognitive. Children are able to develop self-understanding about their physical and social environment through their experiences. Vygotsky said that it contains all the developmental tendencies in short form, and itself is a big source of development. (Gestwicki, C. (2014). Developmentally appropriate practice: Curriculum and development in early education (5th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning). Play benefits the cognitive, social/emotional, and physical development. Children learn cognitive skills like creativity, problem solving, thinking skills, mathematics, and language. Learning touches on the physical aspects of children. To achieve a complete child development, they need to have play, learning and developmentally appropriate practices to work together. 2.The two developmental areas are cognitive and physical. Play is important for a child’s development. In cognitive it has been known to improve skills such as problem solving, talking and written language, critical and creative thinking skills, and organizing and planning skills. The child will have success in academics at school. Play is very crucial in the development of children’s gross and fine motor skills. Children practice
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