What did you learn from the clip from “Beginnings of Life”, that supports the research that shows that play is critical for healthy child development.

PLEASE LABEL PART 1 AND PART 2

Part 1
Through play, children refine their movements to achieve their goals. At all levels of development, you can find similar examples of how play fosters learning for a child. The concept and value of play remain one of the topmost widely debated hot topics in the field of early childhood education. However, there is an abundance of research that addresses the benefit of play for children and adults.
For this discussion, you need to apply what you learn from the video clip below from the Bernard van Leer Foundation in the Netherlands. “What a gift we give a child when we take them to the park, to the beach” – in this clip from The Beginning of Life, child development experts explain why young children benefit from exploring the natural world

1.Why is the issue of play widely debated? 2.Why have some schools canceled recess in favor of longer academic periods?
Why do you think children are not encouraged to play outdoors when they are home?
3.What did you learn from the clip from “Beginnings of Life”, that supports the research that shows that play is critical for healthy child development

PART 2
focuse on the preschool stage, which Erikson’s named the “Initiative vs. Guilt Stage” or the “Play Stage.” The “crisis’ children must resolve at this stage is the need to develop a sense of independence from their parents and learn to assert themselves and test their abilities. At this stage, children should have opportunities to make choices and decisions. Otherwise, they can learn to associate self-directed behavior with punishment and feel guilty if they act on their choices if denied such opportunities.

1.Why do teachers need to accept mistakes that result from children attempting activities on their own, and how do you handle a situation when a student damages something or makes a mistake that requires correction?
2.Why do children need the freedom to explore independently and learn through play?
In your own opinion, what are some of the benefits of “Natural Play”?
3.How might Natural Play contribute to healthy social relationships and a child’s development?