The significance of Free Play for children

 

The Importance of Free Play

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Importance of Free Play| Early Childhood Education

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The Importance of Free Play for Healthy Development in Children

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Children speaking about the importance of play

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Importance of Play

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The Importance of Free Play “Children are designed, by natural selection, to play,” wrote Peter Gray, Ph.D., long-time research professor of psychology at Boston College and author, in 2011 in the American Journal of Play. “Wherever children are free to play, they do.”  . The Importance of Free Play for Kids. Playing is an integral part of every child’s life.

It is an essential building block in the emotional, physical, cognitive and social well-being and development of a child. Furthermore, free play teaches kids to be independent, so they don’t rely on their parents to solve their small inconveniences and learn to move forward from skills they adopt. Play also teaches children how to set and change rules, and how to decide when to lead and when to follow. Physical development: Many children choose to play through their bodies, and physical wellbeing is important for success in other domains.

In sports, outdoor games, and dance, children develop strength, muscle control, coordination, and reflexes. The importance of free play for kids. Here is my shout from the roof tops to “leave your child alone! “. Now, I don’t mean that you should ignore them. In fact, please don’t.

They love you. They need you. But what they don’t need you for is play and discovery.

So, my challenge to you is to back off a bit and stop teaching your young kids so much!The Importance of Free Play for Kids. Author: Raj. Kids play.

And this has been the norm in human history for a long long time. The type of play has changed throughout the course of history but play has been consistent and for good reason. In addition to the physical benefits, play brings a myriad of other benefits that are mental, emotional.

Not only is this vital for children’s mental health and overall wellbeing, but essential for development of social and emotional skills.”. Parents can get involved in the play too, says Georgina, as long as they aren’t directing the play, but rather playing with their child and letting their child take the lead. There’s an obvious answer to why free play is important, which is fun. And that is the best thing you can give a child, is having fun.

It is what makes a child, even an adult for that matter, feel good about themselves, is having fun. So that’s the basic answer that I give first to free play. We know from studies that Free Play is important to for healthy brain development, allowing children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, cognitive and physical abilities. Free Play is a tool for developing a child as a whole. Play allows children to create and explore a world they can master, conquering their fears while practicing adult roles, sometimes in conjunction with other children or adult caregivers.

7–14 As they master their world, play helps children develop new competencies that lead to enhanced confidence and the resiliency they will need to face future challenges. 7,10,15 Undirected. Play and unscheduled time that allows for peer interactions is an important component of social-emotional learning; and Free, child-driven, creative play protects against the effects of.

List of related literature:

The debate is not whether children benefit from free play, but whether free play supports learning objectives or promotes school readiness.

“International Handbook of Early Childhood Education” by Marilyn Fleer, Bert van Oers
from International Handbook of Early Childhood Education
by Marilyn Fleer, Bert van Oers
Springer Netherlands, 2017

Play provides many opportunities for ‘out-loud thinking’ as children reveal the purposes and direction of the action, and the imaginative context of their activities.

“Developing Reflective Practice in the Early Years” by Alice Paige-Smith
from Developing Reflective Practice in the Early Years
by Alice Paige-Smith
Open University Press, 2011

Free play allows kids to burn off energy and learn Social skills in an unstructured environment.

“Clutterfree with Kids: Change your thinking. Discover new habits. Free your home.” by Joshua Becker
from Clutterfree with Kids: Change your thinking. Discover new habits. Free your home.
by Joshua Becker
Becoming Minimalist, 2014

Rather, the real benefit of play is that it enables young children to demonstrate, practise, and simply experience self-control and selfregulated behaviour.

“The Role of the Adult in Early Years Settings” by Janet Rose, Sue Rogers
from The Role of the Adult in Early Years Settings
by Janet Rose, Sue Rogers
McGraw-Hill, 2012

For example, we considered the importance of parent-infant games like “peekaboo” for providing infants with opportunities to participate in everyday family life and to develop a sense of security in belonging to a social group.

“The Sociology of Childhood” by William A. Corsaro
from The Sociology of Childhood
by William A. Corsaro
SAGE Publications, 2005

As more and more parents and teachers gain insight into the importance of play for children, and understand how adults are often implicated in threats to play, they may eliminate many of the barriers that now exist so that play can flourish for all children at every age.

“Play from Birth to Twelve and Beyond: Contexts, Perspectives, and Meanings” by Doris Pronin Fromberg, Doris Bergen
from Play from Birth to Twelve and Beyond: Contexts, Perspectives, and Meanings
by Doris Pronin Fromberg, Doris Bergen
Garland Pub., 1998

Play is important in a child’s life because it is a major way of learning about the world.

“Functional Movement Development Across the Life Span E-Book” by Donna J. Cech, Suzanne Tink Martin
from Functional Movement Development Across the Life Span E-Book
by Donna J. Cech, Suzanne Tink Martin
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011

Play encourages creativity and imagination; it offers children the opportunity to consolidate learning (see Figure 8.5).

“Teaching and Learning in the Early Years” by David Whitebread, Penny Coltman
from Teaching and Learning in the Early Years
by David Whitebread, Penny Coltman
Taylor & Francis, 2015

play is important because it enables adults to observe children at their highest level of competence and to see their ideas, concerns and interests.

“How Children Learn (New Edition)” by Linda Pound
from How Children Learn (New Edition)
by Linda Pound
Andrews UK Limited, 2019

The social aspect of play is by far the most important; however, as any parent will tell you, it is also important for children to have meaningful ways to fill their downtime.

“Evidence-Based Treatment for Children with Autism: The CARD Model” by Doreen Granpeesheh, Jonathan Tarbox, Adel C. Najdowski, Julie Kornack
from Evidence-Based Treatment for Children with Autism: The CARD Model
by Doreen Granpeesheh, Jonathan Tarbox, et. al.
Elsevier Science, 2014

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  • Great talk and 100% right on all points! Playing outside in nature is the best, and playing everywhere else the rest of the time, all the time, is priceless!:)

  • Heyyyyy I’m the kid that did that and I’m 14 now (spring 2019). It’s been a few years but I was surfing through videos and want to thank the TedX community for giving me this opportunity.