Play Theory Of Human Development

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Play Theory
Many researchers strongly believe on how important play on human development. A spontaneous play contributes to cognitive, social, emotional, physical and language in early childhood development. Play promotes social competence, creativity, language development, and thinking skills. When children are fully engaged in a self-active play, they are able to express their inner capacity to create and express feelings, thoughts, and perceptions.
Play in children stimulates physical, social-emotional, and creative development. As curious as children play and develop language and social skills, cooperative and share, and physical and thinking development. “Play leads to a strong and powerful sense of self-concept; it helps children feel capable of influencing others and creating harmony and order, all in positive and acceptable ways. (Nell & Drew, 2013, pp.6). Play allows children to explore the world and come to know the world around them.
Children learn best where the environment provides them with an opportunity to create, explore, and discover. The undirected play allows children to understand the social interaction. Children interact with each other to learn how to negotiate, resolve conflicts, cooperate, and self-advocacy skills. They display emotional and develop a sense of empathy through play. It also helps children to develop self-confidence and resiliency they will need when facing challenges in the future. The play is essential to children development and…
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