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Topic Learning through play

Play=Learning: How Play Motivates and Enhances Children’s Cognitive and Social-Emotional growth

Article focuses on the importance of play in relation to children’s academic achievement. The author
(induges into) outlines two main points relevant to the topic of Learning Through Play. First she argues
that play plays a central role in developing children’s literacy level. She provides scholarly research to
back up her claims and presents in depth case examples of how teachers used literacy-enriched play
centers to promote both orality and literacy. . She also goes into the stigma of the word play, and how
parents do not view it as educational for their children. It is relevant for future teachers as it provides
useful scholarly information on how play promotes children’s development. It also gives useful tips and
suggestions on how to persuade parents into understanding the importance of play in the classroom for
their children. For example it the author suggests document learning that occurs during classroom play
and saving samples of play related writing, or pictures that show literacy learning in play sucha s menues
be sent home in news leters to parents or displaye din the classroom. (page 68)

teachers have mixed literacy based lessons with teacher structured play settings.

The author argues that play plays a central role in developing children’s literacy level. She also goes into
the stigma of the word play, and how parents do not view it as educational for their children. It is
relevant for future teachers as it provides useful scholarly information on how play promotes children’s
development. It also gives useful tips and suggestions on how to persuade parents into understanding
the importance of play in the classroom for their children. For example it the author suggests document
learning that occurs during classroom play and saving samples of play related writing, or pictures that
show literacy learning in play sucha s menues be sent home in news leters to parents or displaye din the
classroom. (page 68)

Pressure from parents

Argues

Widespread belief that play is not educational

Suggests several policy recommendations on how to promote the idea of play in relation to childrens
academic development.

play-based learning in relation to early literacy. The author argues that

It is relevant for future teachers as it provides useful scholarly information on how play promotes
children’s development. It also gives useful tips and suggestions on how to persuade parents into
understanding the importance of play in the classroom for their children. For example it the author
suggests document learning that occurs during classroom play and saving samples of play related
writing, or pictures that show literacy learning in play sucha s menues be sent home in news leters to
parents or displaye din the classroom.

Argues that play promotes academic achievement.

The author iin this article stresses the connection between play and early literacy.

Attitude that play is not aducational.

Why play= learning: A challenge for parents and educators 3-12 (9pg)
Play = Learning: How Play Motivates and Enhances Children's Cognitive and 57-73 (but actually 69) (12pg )

n this chapter, we attempt to show how play can further the ambitious goal of achieving excellent
early literacy instruction for all children— instruction

Summary of content

This article is relevant to the topic of Learning Through Play as it touches on issues that teachers may
face when using a play-based method of teaching. For example, the author acknowledged the growing
societal expcations and pressure from parents and societyonto children , as well as a social stigmas of
play being irrelevant in relation to children’s academic growth.

such as societal stigmas of play being irrelevant in relation to children’s academic growth.

such as the societal stigma of play being a waste of time from an academic viewpoint,

related issues teachers may face when using a play-based method of teaching

Lists several therorists such as Piaget and Vygotsky-- who advocated the importance of play in the development of children’s
development.

related to stigma that play i

as the author stresses that play promotes learning. This is shown through
The article also points out that
in relation to the benefit it has not only on ___ but ____

“It talks about parental and socital demands on children

And countradicts the common notion that play is not learning and instead is a “waste of time”

from an academic viewpoint

outlines how play promotes learning.the benefits of play in relation to children’s development such as
emotional health,

Talks about issues related to this stigma of the word play- viewed as a waste of time

Prssure on academic achieven of school children- less time for fun through play. Pressure from parents
and societal expectations for children to learn faster less play. – falling behind in education
In Finland, recess is an important part of the schedule, and children return to classrooms refreshed

pressure on the educational establishment is intense.

Yet, many teachers feel compelled/pressured

Research- provides datat indicating the importance aof play in childrens lives- that when learning is
meaniful, and a child has intrest in it, child learns best.

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This book, explains __________

The author argues that_________


Lists several therorists such as Piaget and Vygotsky-- who advocated the importance of play in the development of children’s
development.

This editorial from the Economist describes

The author points out that

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why the source is useful for researching a particular topic or question

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