Children's Use of Play Essay by Calwriter

Children's Use of Play
This paper explores children's play as a developmental tool.
# 56551 | 750 words | 11 sources | APA | 2004 | US

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This paper explains that, through play, children grow in the understanding not only of themselves, but also of others and the world around them, especially in their capacity to communicate with their friends and adults. The author points out that the linguistic competence, which is necessary for success in school, has been linked to improvisational exchanges in children's pretend play. The paper concludes that the progression from simple to complex play is not an easy shift for some children, who may exhibit nonsocial behavior, which is a negative indicator in terms of academic success.

Table of Contents
Statement of Thesis
Progression of Play in Development
Pretend Play
Formal Playing by the Rules
Adult Interaction and Role in Children's Play

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