The Effects Of Play On Children With Disabilities

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Abstract Every child with disabilities needs play just like children without disabilities as this contributes to their physical, social, and emotional development. There are many reasons why children play and these include excitement, pleasure and learning. By playing, children get a chance to express themselves, but they can spend time with their parents. Through playing, children can learn how to deal with their own feelings, especially when to anger, sadness, and worry, to just name a few. The use of play can help all students gain positive emotions and can contribute to a good self-sentiment and good health. Furthermore, it fosters relationships and enables children with disabilities to feel relaxed as they are having fun. Play can improve the value of life for the entire family. My research paper will highlight how important play is in the development of children with disabilities, in terms of physical, social, intellectual and emotional growth. This paper will end by explaining the effects on the children with disabilities development causes the lack of play. Introduction Play is an activity which is chosen freely, is motivated and directed from within each child. Adequate space for children to play and a wide variety of play materials, can be crucial in the development of children (Goldstein, 2012). Therefore it is so crucial for children to continue to learn. In early childhood education, play is particularly valued and embedded in the curriculum. The
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