Play is an underlying theme of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) but it is often a challenge for practitioners to provide a play based curriculum. This book investigates the values and beliefs that underpin play and demonstrates through case studies how play opportunities can be observed, planned and assessed in a meaningful context for the child. Organized into four sections that mirror the EYFS, this book takes you through the curriculum framework demonstrating how play underpins each of these principles and is the common thread that links them together. Chapters include: - celebrating children's play choices - ways to work with parents - inspiring environments for inspirational play - the role of play in supporting key relationships - creative play for flexible learning Incorporating the voices of Early Years practitioners, this book takes the unique approach of analysing the academic theory, showing how this can be put into practice and then suggesting activities to facilitate reflective practice and professional development. Useful to all those studying on any Early Years course, the book is particularly relevant to those leading practice in early years settings and those working towards Early Years Professional Status (EYPS).
Chapter 6: Electronic Play: Computer, Console, and Video Games
Electronic Play: Computer, Console, and Video Games
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- Demographics of Electronic Play: Who Is playing? And Where? And When?
- Different Types of Electronic Play: What Is Being Played?
- Why Do Children Play These Games?
- Children's Development and Electronic Play
- Gender Differences and Electronic Play
- Common Concerns About Electronic Play
- What Role Should Parental Guidance Play?
As recently as 15 years ago, there was no reason to have a chapter on electronic play in a text on children's play. Electronic play existed only in rudimentary forms and only in a very few homes. How times have changed! Today, in most industrialized countries, electronic play is the preferred form of play for millions. It is important to remember, though, that electronic play is currently available ...