While play researchers and theorists have established a pretty clear and agreed upon definition of play and its importance in the lives of young children, confusion remains about what is and is not play. This session looks at the definition of play and examines the difference between real play and play-like activity.
Understand the difference between real play and play-like activities
Understand the importance of real play
Jeff A Johnson
Planning Learning Experiences And Curriculum
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Age Group Focus
Toddlers (12 months to 36 months)
Preschool (36 months to 5 years)
School-Age (5 years to 12 years)
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