Rough Play : The Most Challenging Behaviors

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Rough Play one of the Most Challenging Behaviors In his article, Carlson explains to readers what is rough play from young children. He claims that children may be active with others at their playing time to do activities such as wrestling, picking up their friends and swirling them, or one person chasing the other until he or she catches his or her friend and both end up falling to the ground (Carlson, F2011). In addition, both young children who were in play time have enjoyed playing and laughing together. Rough play can be seen in elementary school through middle school. There are many types of rough play that young children enjoy in camps, retreats, free play and school activities such as Steal the Bacon, Duck- Duck – Goose, Red –…show more content…
For example, one young boy pretended to be a police officer and another boy pretended to be a bad guy; thus, the police role is expected to catch the bad guy. Therefore, he needs to chase until the bad guy get caught. In this game both have fun from the beginning to the end, they laugh, share and increase their social skills through their communication. There is not only for fun while they are playing but children can learn how to solve the problem and combine their imagination together to form solutions about what the police would do with the bad guy. To connect with his point I somewhat agree with Carlson’s claim in his article that teachers and parents may misunderstand between rough, tumble, play and real fight. Based on Gartrell and Sonsteng claim " Teachers and parents often mistake this play style for real fighting that can lead to injury, so they prohibit it” (p. 18). Carlson pointed out in his article that the benefit of appropriate rough play and tumble play are helping children not only to have an enjoyable and agreeable playing role with their friends but also build up their social interaction and physical skills while they are playing with each other. Why does the author want parents and teachers to support children rough play? Because children can learn during play time with their peers and get new skills such as good communication and listening to their friends. Young children also know and agree with the rules of a
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