The Importance of Play - 2 Hours

The Importance of Play - 2 Hours

What is the role of play in children's learning in the early years?

About this course

This course examines the role of play in a young child's life. We'll look at the benefits of playing, and types of play that children engage in, and how you can support it in your classroom. Earn:

  • 2 clock hours of Professional Development
  • 2 Washington STARS Hours: Interactions Content Area Level 1 - 2

Curriculum

  • Back-to-Basics: Play in Early Childhood
  • What You Should Know...
  • Q & A
  • Let's Hear It From The Kids!
  • Theories of Play
  • Piaget and Vygotsky on Play
  • Parten's Five Types of Play
  • More on Types of Play
  • How Much Should Children Play?
  • Physical Play In Early Childhood Settings
  • Big Body Play - Q&A
  • Other Things To Consider...
  • Toys for Boys and Toys for Girls?
  • Check Out Your Classroom
  • Conclusion
  • What Have You Learned?

About this course

This course examines the role of play in a young child's life. We'll look at the benefits of playing, and types of play that children engage in, and how you can support it in your classroom. Earn:

  • 2 clock hours of Professional Development
  • 2 Washington STARS Hours: Interactions Content Area Level 1 - 2

Curriculum

  • Back-to-Basics: Play in Early Childhood
  • What You Should Know...
  • Q & A
  • Let's Hear It From The Kids!
  • Theories of Play
  • Piaget and Vygotsky on Play
  • Parten's Five Types of Play
  • More on Types of Play
  • How Much Should Children Play?
  • Physical Play In Early Childhood Settings
  • Big Body Play - Q&A
  • Other Things To Consider...
  • Toys for Boys and Toys for Girls?
  • Check Out Your Classroom
  • Conclusion
  • What Have You Learned?