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Play, Learning and Development

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Course TypeCourse CodeNo. Of Credits
Foundation CoreSVS1EC2012

Semester and Year Offered: Semester-2, winter 2018

Course Coordinator and Team: Sheetal Nagpal and Fariha Siddiqui

Email of course coordinator: fariha@aud.ac.in

Pre-requisites: None

Objectives:

The specific objectives of the course can be stated as follows:

  • To describe ‘what is play’ and different types of play.
  • To discuss about play as inalienable right of children.
  • To understand the role of play in overall development of children.
  • To understand the role of caregivers in promoting play of children in early years.

Course Outcomes:

After completing the course, students will be able to:

  • demonstrate understanding of importance of play for child’s development
  • describe variety of play for diverse age-groups
  • explain the relationship between play, learning and development
  • know the role of caregivers in promoting play in early years
  • create activity pool for different age groups
  • design environment and arrange resources to promote variety of play

Brief description of modules/ Main modules:

Module 1: Role of play

The module will begin with describing ‘what is play’ and the different types of play in which children engage from infancy up till middle childhood years. Thereafter, the module discuss about the rights of children to play, and various factors which are causing infringement of this right of children. The module also describes how play supports children’s learning and development in the early years of life.

Module 2 Role of caregiver in supporting play of children

The module focuses on the role of the caregiver in enhancing play of children in a child care centre, various play activities that can be organized by the caregiver for optimal physical, cognitive and language stimulation and for enhancing socio-emotional competencies of children will be discussed in this module.

Assessment Details with weights:

Assessment type

Weightage

Class Participation

10%

Assignment 1:

Individual written assignment

20%

Assignment 2: Group assignment

 

40%

Assignment 3

 (Term End Exam)

 

 

 

30%

Reading List:

  1. Meggitt, C & Bruce, T. (2015).CACHE Level 3 Child care and education (Early years
  2. educator), Hachette: UK.Module 5 Play and Learning
  3. Swaminathan.M.& Daniel.P.(2004) Play activities for child development: A guide to preschool teachers,NBT:India Ch-1Introduction
  4. White.R.The power of play:A research summary on play and learning, Minnesota Children’s Museum
  5. Mayesky, M. (2009). Creative activities for young children. Clifton Park, NY: Delmar. Chapter-7
  6. Meggitt, C & Bruce, T. (2015).CACHE Level 3 Child care and education (Early years
  7. educator), Hachette: UK.Module 5 Play and Learning
  8. White.R.The power of play:A research summary on play and learning, Minnesota Children’s Museum
  9. Lindon, J. (2001). Understanding children's play. Nelson Thornes.Chapter 4 Playing throughout childhood
  10. http://www.brillbaby.com/after-birth/the-importance-of-play.php
  11. Sheridan, M., Howard, J. & Alderson, D. (2010).Play in early childhood: From birth to sixyears. Routledge, 104 p. Chapter 1 and 2
  12. Oke, M., Khattar, A., Pant, P., & Saraswathi, T. S. (1999). A profile of children's play in urban India. Childhood, 6(2), 207-219.
  13. International Play Association. (2010). Promoting the children’s right to play. Available at: http://www.childwatch.uio.no/projects/activities/Article31/globalreportsummary-201010.pdf
  14. Kaul, V. (1991).Early childhood education programme. New Delhi: NCERT.
  15. Jacalyn, P., Hohmann, M. (2000).Tender care and early learning: Supporting infants and toddlers in child care settings. Ypsilanti, MI: High/Scope Educational Research Foundation. Chapter 1.Active Learning and Key Experiences for Infants and Toddlers.
  16. Swaminathan, M. (n.d.).Play activities for young children. UNICEF Regional Office for South Central Asia. 97p

ADDITIONAL REFERENCE:

  1. Janet, M. (2012).A-Z ofplay in early childhood. McGraw-Hill Education (UK), 175 pages.
  2. Lindon, J. (2001). Understanding children's play. Nelson Thornes. Chapter 6 Learning through play in practice
  3. Sheridan, M., Howard, J. & Alderson, D. (2010).Play in early childhood: From birth to six years. Routledge, 104 p. Chapter 4 Variations in play
  4. Ashiabi, G.S. (2005). Play in the Preschool Classroom: ItsSocioemotional Significance and the Teacher’s Role in Play. Early Childhood Education Journal, 35 (2), 199-207.
  5. Hughes, F. P. (Ed.). (2010). Children, play, and development.Sage.
  6. Perry, E. (2014). Making Sense Of Play: Supporting Children In Their Play. McGraw-Hill Education (UK), 200 p.
  7. Sheridan, M., Howard, J. & Alderson, D. (2010).Play in Early Childhood: From Birth to Six Years. Routledge, 104 p.Chapter 3 Outlines of some particular play sequences and Chapter 5 Providing for play.