The purpose of this assignment is to assess how you evaluate types of play, and how each type promotes healthy development in early childhood.
Play is important in children’s development. Children learn from solitary play and playing with others (cooperative play). Play helps simulate and develop friendships and socioemotional skills. Children learn to think, problem solve, and test their beliefs about the world through play. They learn to cooperate, share, and make decisions. For this assignment, create a brochure or newsletter explaining to families and other constituents the importance of play.
Include in your brochure or newsletter:
Three or more different types of play
A rationale for each type of play and its importance in young children’s development (written in family-friendly language)
Three resources that support your rationale(s)
Two or more graphics, pictures, or other media that support the types of play you selected