School work ece Essay

Submitted By carlynirene
Words: 1154
Pages: 5

( some info from other sites) What is play? Play means to engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose. Play also has six characteristics. Play is voluntary and intrinsically motivated. Play symbolic, meaningful and transformational. Play actively engages the players. Play is governed by rules but not rule-bound. Play is process oriented. Play is pleasurable. When I was younger, I had a huge imagination but what child doesn’t right? My younger brother and I would play what we called “school.” We would play this in my room and since I was older, I would be the teacher while my brother would be the student since he was younger. I had my easel and would start to write problems on the board for my brother to solve. I even remember making up test for him to take that I will later grade. My mom is a teacher so I assume that her career grew on me which is why I loved to play “school.” Playing with my younger brother not only let me express my feelings, ideas and imagination but kept me open minded in knowing that I liked teaching so I wanted to become a teacher as well. My parents encouraged my brother and I to play. They would even join my school and become students. Playing lets kids learn as a child and experience new things. This activity of play was lots of fun because there were no rules or directions. It was my made up game. The game was based on my knowledge and what I thought about teaching and how I saw it. I knew that there had to be pencils, pens and notebooks because that is what’s used in a classroom. I felt in control so I knew what I was doing even if I didn’t, I would improvise. Children who play with toys or any different object and/or go outside to play can help them with their imagination, language and social skills for their growth development. Every child is unique in terms of their culture and life experiences. Play is very important in a child’s learning and emotional development and personality. Children play indoors and outdoors for their emotional, social development. It increases their ability to not be anti-social and play with their peers. When they play outdoors they can see the world around them and experience nature and other outdoor things. Playing helps the children develop a positive attitude toward learning. When kids play with each other, they learn from each others interests, personality as well as their own. Children also learn about their world and each other through play. They learn cause and effect, sharing, pretending with their imagination, being social with everyone and playing with different toys. Because my parents played with me and my brother, it let my parents know what my interest were, what weren’t in this activity. Adults should play with children not only because they have to but because they want to and they also get to be able to know the child and what bothers them, what interest them. Play is all about doing something, whether it is with their hands, eyes, mouth. It is all part of learning and that is what makes the child grow. As angry as Mrs. Robinson may be, I will not jump straight to the conversation. I will kindly listen to her and what she has to say about my way of teaching. Everyone has a right to their opinion. Once she is done talking I will simply respond to her by letting her know that play is part of learning. When children play with toys such as puzzles or crayons or even blocks, they are learning their colors, how to put a puzzle together by shapes and building things. The teacher gets to observe the child and understand how they see the world around them. That is only indoor activities. There are also outdoor activities such as going to the park and exploring the world around them. Children can’t just sit around for 7 hours writing and listening, they need to be able to have fun and learn at the same time. Most children learn very quickly that way. Children ask lots of questions and part of asking