This assignment requires you to review the theory and research on
important developmental processes that evolve through play. Based on
your findings, you will write a short statement with a policy
recommendation for schools outlining how play should be incorporated
into the school day to post on our discussion page.
- Review the core concepts and theories about the correlation between
play and developmental processes, including challenges and benefits.
- Post a 250 word policy recommendation to schools outlining how you
believe play should be incorporated into the normal school day. Remember
to support all of your arguments with references from your text and
lesson materials. Cite all sources consulted appropriately.
Perform the following tasks:
Step 1: Review the key themes and concepts about the relationship between play and developmental processes.
Begin this assignment by thinking about play as part of the
cognitive, emotional, and social development in children. We often hear
the expression “Oh, that’s just child’s play!” But, is there something
else occurring as children begin to form friendships and interact
through play? Are there different types of play? What are some of the
challenges to healthy development through play? How should schools use
play to aid in the developmental process? Or, should play be restricted
to recess and after-school activities? Why or why not?
Step 2: Write a 250 word policy recommendation
Drawing from your findings, write a 250 word policy recommendation to
schools outlining how play should be integrated in the normal school
day. To effectively present your position, you must include supporting
evidence to validate your claims using materials and concepts from
Lesson 7. Remember to cite all sources that contribute to your policy
recommendation. Make sure to offer information in your own words—do not
copy and paste information from websites.