Create a plan using theoretical perspectives on play to support the developmental stage, needs and interests of children aged: 0-1 year 11 months, 2-2 years 11 months, 3-5 years

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator
Unit: Unit 3.3: Apply theoretical perspectives and philosophical approaches to play
Learning outcome: 3 Be able to apply theoretical knowledge in own practice
Assessment criteria: 3.1 Create a plan using theoretical perspectives on play to support the developmental stage, needs and interests of children aged: 0-1 year 11 months, 2-2 years 11 months, 3-5 years

  • Using what you have learned about theoretical perspectives on play, create a plan to support the developmental stage, needs and interests of children from a range of age groups
  • Ideas you may wish to try include:
    • Birth to 2 years – show a baby an object, then hide it behind your back before making it reappear again (object permenance – Piaget)
    • 2 to 3 years – devise an activity for a child or group of children that is in line with their learning schema (Athey)
    • 3 to 5 years – from your observations of a group a children playing, devise an activity that adds something new to the play (Vygotsky’s Zone of Proximal Development)

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