Children 's Learning And How The Theory I Have Influenced The Way I Grew Up And Played While I

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This essay will discuss examples of play from my childhood. It will describe and relate the beliefs, values and attitudes of myself and my family and how they have influenced the way I grew up and played while I was young. It will link Jean Piaget, an early childhood theorist and his theory and how the theory I have chosen suggests that adults should support children’s learning and will link with two points from Te Whariki.

Being the oldest of three children with divorced parents and being raised by my mother, we had values such as trust, honesty, that everyone is equal and that respect is earned and not just given. We were raised in a gender neutral home, in the way that we would all have the same responsibilities and play the same, such as climbing trees, riding bikes and playing outdoors. The example from my childhood would be playing outdoors with my two younger siblings. We lived in this one house when I was around the age of 7 or 8, in which we would play games such as making mud baths, throwing fruit onto the road and seeing if the cars would run them over, making pretend soup with the leaves from a tree in our yard or riding our bikes and seeing who was the fastest. Everything that we did as children reflected the beliefs, values and attitudes of our family.

The beliefs, values and attitudes such as trust, honesty and respect influenced the way I grew up. These beliefs, values and attitudes affected the way I played as a child and have shaped the…

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