Analyse how play is necessary for the development of children

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator
Unit: Unit 3.1: Understand the value of play in Early Years
Learning outcome: 1 Understand the role of play
Assessment criteria: 1.2 Analyse how play is necessary for the development of children

  • Play is necessary for the development of children in many different areas
  • Physical development – gross and fine motor skills, physical exercise, coordination, stamina, dexterity etc.
  • Social development – communicating with others, sharing, taking turns, enjoying the company of others, working together, conflict management etc.
  • Emotional development – derives pleasure, develops empathy and compassion, roleplaying, expression of emotions etc.
  • Cognitive devlopment – problem solving, exploration, learn the properties of objects and their environment etc.
  • Language development – reciting things that they have heard, giving and recieving instructions, acting out scenarios etc.

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