education and play

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Ellen Mulhall
Early Childhood Education and Play
ASG1

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critique one example of outdoor equipment, indoor play space and materials the age and stage of development it is most relevant to the type and stage of play it is linked to the value in relation to children 's development the role of the adult refererence to theorist how cultural background should be considered

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Ellen Mulhall
Early Childhood Education and Play
ASG1

Critique of equipment, Play space and Materials
Outdoor Equipment
1. The age/stage it would be most relevant to.
BALL- There are many different types of balls for
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The stages of play the home corner is linked to is Solitary, spectator, associative and co-operative.

3. The value in relation to children 's development
Playing in the home-corner relates to many aspects of the child 's development such as
• physical- as the child is picking up things and putting them down
• Intellectual – the child is making up their own games
• language- the child may be interacting with others
• social and emotional – as the child is playing with others and taking turns in their games.

4. The role of the adult
The role of the adult is to provide support for play for example havig a range of materials and equipment for the children and also make sure the children have adequate space, time to play and choice. 3

Ellen Mulhall
Early Childhood Education and Play
ASG1

5. Reference to theorist
Montessori beleived that every child should have freedom of movement and choice in whatever activity they might want to do. The montessori classrooms are structured and ordered. Practitioners must create an atmosphere that is warm and inviting within the classroom. ' 'the children learn from one another ' '
(Dr. Montessori’s Own handbook, Bently 1966) p 25
6. How cultural background should be considered
When selecting resources dor the indoor play space practitioners must select a range of different materials to support all cultures.
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