Role of Play in Child Development. By: Neelima. Play. Is an activity for amusement. Play. Intrinsically motivated Pleasurable Actively engaged. Play.
Is an activity for amusement
Through play, they learn about themselves and the world around them. What all they see, hear, and feel makes sense to them. Their brains and bodies are ready to learn.
(Sensory Integration International 1991)
skills and concept
Concepts of fairness and competition.
Children are able to actively explore materials and environments
Develop sense of accomplishment and independence
-Running fingers through sand or water
Child uses objects or materials to create a representation of something
Symbolic thinking and elements of pretend
Hands on experiences
-building a fort with blocks
-building a sand castle
Child uses objects, actions, and language
to create imaginary roles and situations
Connection between real and pretend
Emotional outlet, creativity development
Enacting a story/drama