Child Development Need
Respond to the comments of 3 students below. Each Response must be exactly 100 words.
Each response is to be specific to the original post of the individual to whom you are responding (in other words, you cannot post the same thing for each response). Each response should be a thoughtful reflection of the original post. In other words, simply saying “good idea” is not sufficient. Your replies should incorporate terminology and details from the readings and presentation.
Tips: Be sure to…
- be supportive and affirming in your responses
- individualize each response
- make sure your replies are consistent with the course material (readings and presentation)
Student #1 Comment: Response must be exactly 100 words.
Playing is essential to development because it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social emotional well being of children. This allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity and physical cognitive and emotional strength. Playing is important because it promotes healthy brain development. When a child play natures relationship with onself and others and they are developing different skills that would help in their developmental journey. Playing also allows children to make their own decision making, spontaneity play, test new ideas, and express feelings. Free play is unstructured play that encourages children to edplore and design their own games. Pretend play requires a child to imagine scenarios and then act them out. Playing also help promote parent or family involvement, building relationships between parents or caregivers and peers.
Student #2 Comment: Response must be exactly 100 words.
Play is a very important part of a child’s development. They learn as they play. Three benefits of play for young children are development of language skills, resilience and social skills.
As children play dress up and take part in dramatic play, they are increasing their language skills. They are basically composing a story line and acting it out with their peers. They communicate the roles with each other, cooperate as they agree to the script and learn to compromise by accepting differences. Also, when they play doctor, they will use terms they have heard in the doctor’s office and introduce new words to each other.
While learning to ride a bike a child may struggle with keeping their feet on the pedals. I’ve personally seen it myself. As they keep trying, they build resilience and determination to succeed. Once they reach their goal, they feel accomplished. This will help them in their future struggles and will teach them to keep trying until they succeed. Also, as they build structures with wooden blocks, they use their imagination and creativity.
When children interact with other children while playing, they are building their social skills. They learn about turn-taking and sharing. They learn to listen to each other and build respect for other people’s ideas, feelings and knowledge. Establishing relationships with each other and the teacher is important for the children to feel like they belong in the classroom and builds community. In addition, they begin to understand that other people may have different values than themselves and that it’s ok.
Student #3 Comment: Response must be exactly 100 words.
Children’s play promotes positive benefits to the children’s physical and cognitive development. Children learn as they play and interact in the environment. They should have enough time to play and engage in their spontaneous play throughout the day. While they engage in their spontaneous play children acquired many skills needed that enhances their development. Through play they attain skills like language and communication skills, learn to socialize with other children, emotional development, and small and large skills. These are just some of the skills they attain during play.
Children learn best by doing hands on explorations. When children have enough opportunities to engage in their own make believe play their creating roles, setting rules, assigning others their roles, or following other children’s orders. Not only are their expanding their imagination but their critical thinking skills as well. Sometimes conflicts arise with other children and they have to learn to resolve their differences and come up with some solutions to their disagreements.
Play enhances social interactions with other children as well. As they interact with others in the classroom, they’re also learning how to share their space and materials. They learn how to cooperate with others and share their ideas. They also learn how to create and explore. This also leads into increasing their language development.
They also expand their language and communications skills as the children play with other children or engage in conversations with the teachers. For example, as children are playing in the block area, they may be working together in constructing a building. As their engaging while building with blocks they’re also engaging in conversations on how many blocks should they use or how tall they might want their building. As children engage with each other is a great way for them to expand their vocabulary skills and language.
According to Eliason C., & Jenkins L., (2016), “According to the work of Piaget (1952), play allows children to construct knowledge through assimilation, acquiring information through experiences, as well as through accommodation or modification of an existing point of view because information cannot be integrated into a particular scheme of understanding.” (p.20). As children are playing their constructing their sense of understanding and learning new knowledge. The more they have these experiences the more knowledge will they acquired.