The National Association for the Education of Young Children has identified the nine principles that inform developmentally appropriate practice (DAP). Principle 2 focuses on the domains of child development. Principle 3 explains why play is essential for all children, birth through age 8.
For this discussion, you will be discussing the value of play and reflecting on things you learn from watching the two videos below.
This video demonstrates play as a most essential component of childrens daily learning experiences and throughout the learning environment. For young children, play is the curriculum.
As you watch the video, listen for information about the characteristics of play, the stages of play, and why play is essential
This video provides a demonstration of how teachers can adopt a playful approach in working with children. Child Studies instructor Casey Lumb created the video as her contribution to the Burke School celebration in November 2021. As you may know, the ECE/CHS Department is part of Post Universitys Burke School of Public Service and Education. Each November, the Burke School celebrates our values including respecting individuality, diversity, inclusion, community, and in general, making the world a better place. For this video Ms. Casey filmed herself reading Only One You, by Linda Kranz (Cooper Square Publishing Llc, 2006), as a fun way to celebrate the Burke School values in an online event for Post students and their families.
As you watch the video, note the playful aspects of the presentation what are some of the techniques Ms. Casey used to create a fun and playful approach in this lesson?
Here is what to write about on the discussion board:
In your initial reply describe two things about play that were described in the first video AND two things you observed in Miss Caseys video that demonstrate ways of creating an environment of play.