Play

by Gloria
(New Nork)



Original Text: Play

U04d1-Play-Vergis Harris

Play is one of the ways children learn about themselves, the people around them, their environment, and their community. Play can occur alone or in a group. It can be spontaneous or as a part of a plan activity. Piagets stated that play is very important in the lives of children because play tells us important things about the child’s inner life. Play also resolves tensions, it not only cognitive, but is also emotional and moral. Play contributes to personality formation. Children play and practice communication through both non-verbal and verbal symbols. Play holds a very important role in education, (Keith Sawyer p.) Piaget stated that children that play with objects could eventually think abstract symbolic thoughts. The child constructs his or her own knowledge through interaction with social groups. (Driscoll &Nagal p. 123) Most play situations offer opportunities for speaking and listening. Play teaches children the art of negotiating and communicating. (Michael Rettig p.) Play also encourages cultural awareness, which allows children not only learn about themselves but also learn about others.


Balkin, J., & Nooveck, B. (2006). The state of play www.Ncela.gwu.edu.Michael Rettig, Play and cultural Diversity.

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Revised Text:

U04d1-Play-Vergis Harris

Play is one of the ways children learn about themselves, the people around them, their environment, and their community. Play can occur alone or in a group. It can be spontaneous or as a part of a planned activity. Piagets wrote that play is very important in the lives of children because play tells us important things about the child’s inner life.

Play also resolves tensions, it not only cognitive, it is also emotional and moral. Play contributes to personality formation. Children play and practice communication, through both non-verbal and verbal symbols. Play holds a very important role in education, (Keith Sawyer p.) Piaget stated that children who play with objects could eventually think abstract symbolic thoughts.

The child constructs his or her own knowledge through interaction with social groups. (Driscoll &Nagal p. 123) Most play situations offer opportunities for speaking and listening. Play teaches children the art of negotiating and communicating. (Michael Rettig p.)

Play also encourages cultural awareness, which allows children not only learn about themselves but also learn about others.


Balkin, J., & Nooveck, B. (2006). The state of play www.Ncela.gwu.edu.Michael Rettig, Play and cultural Diversity.


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