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    Free Play Environment

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    Once upon a time, childhood was associated with play time full of fun and peers. Now in day free play time for most children is monotonous and restrictive. The problem is when children have some free time, it 's often spend indoors. Watching TV shows and expending great amounts of time on the internet have become the regular scheduled play time for most children. This problem can have different causes, for example: some houses do not have outdoor playing spaces. But there is reason to be hopeful: the promise of play. This is the mission of the national non-profit organization KaBOOM, which works to provide outdoor recreational spaces and balanced active play for children in communities with limited resources. Nature plays an important role…

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    Free Play In Research

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    1.1 Within early years, free play is an integral part of the curriculum as it allows the children to socially interact with each other, investigate, use their imaginations and work within their own capabilities. However, for the child to be able to work at a higher level, within the zone of proximal development ((Vygotsky) Daly et al, 2006, p. 111) it is crucial that the adult helps the child to become a successful learner. The adult scaffolds the child’s learning through working in partnership…

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    When it comes to raising children, there are many approaches. When considering something as seemingly simple as child activities it is easy to fall into an attractive false dilemma of having at least one decision that only has two options: free play or structure. However, while both approaches have advantages and disadvantages, adopting a single approach ignores the benefits of balancing both approaches based on the specific needs and interests of the child. Free play is unquestioningly…

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    I have selected to observe the video titled “Preschool free play, video number two”. The classroom is an enriched environment containing many different materials that the children can choose from. Jean-Jacques Rousseau work, is categorized under maturationist theory which support this classrooms environment. His work emphasizing the importance of providing optimal conditions, to help children develop accordingly to their own schedule (Brewer, 2007, p.7). Throughout the observation the…

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    Free Play Analysis

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    children’s play in western societies and will examine whether this shift is experienced in other nations across the globe. It is widely believed in western society that the type of play that children engage in the 21st century is different to generations before them. Children are spending less time participating in unstructured, ‘free play’ outdoors and more time inside in structured play under the supervision of adults (Carver, Timperio & Crawford, 2008). ‘Free play’ is defined as activities…

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    Essay On Free Play

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    enjoying a little free play. With today’s technology and increased emergence of technology-based play, fewer children are reaping the benefits of free outdoor play. Despite this, there are many reasons for outdoor play as well as many positive benefits regarding free play. To help a child become a more rounded individual, a parent should consider the importance of the following: the positive benefits of free play and the effects of digital technology in modern playing. But first, a little in the…

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    Free Play Importance

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    The Importance of Free Play In our fast-paced and rapidly evolving society, the pressure for parents to raise super-genius, multitalented, well-rounded kids is at an all-time high. In a culture where it seems that being average is no longer considered sufficient, parents often feel the impending pressure of ensuring that their child is extraordinary by making sure to give their children a head start. Consequently, many parents worry that their kids might be wasting time “just playing” when…

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    Free Play Summary

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    As I continue reading “ Free Play” by Stephen Nachmanovitch, I continue to learn more and more about how to create music and many techniques so one can be a better songwriter. In these four chapters I learned about practice, limitations, mistakes and collaboration. Starting off, I learned that practices shouldn’t be a duty, or as the author explains, “ you don’t have to practice boring exercises, but you do have to practice. Transform it into something that suits you” ( Nachmanovitch, pg 68).…

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    for a person who is on the path to mastering a skill is that they actually love to practice. One of my sons would practice the piano for hours, so much so, that I would have to ask him to take a break. One of my daughters hated the piano, and after nine years of lessons couldn’t play a single thing. What was the difference? She hated to practice, and would rarely do so. I once heard a talk where a man had his wife play a beautiful piece on the piano, and then he talked about their different…

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    The corner could be made into for example a shop. The children would be able to make use of the costumes and props allowing to them to engage in role play, use their imagination and play by their own means. Allowing free flow play to happen, the environment and layout of the context is crucial component. It is important to ensure that there is enough space to allow children to move freely and that all resources are available. There is an element of structure in that the playhouse would have to…

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