Defining Play


While researches 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.

Note: The session qualifies as approved Nebraska Department Of Education Office Of Early Childhood Automatically Accepted ECE In-Service Training

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Learning Goals

Attendees will:

  • Be familiar with the five conditions of play.
  • Understand the difference between real play and play-like activities.
  • Understand the importance of real play.

Competency Areas

Learning Environment and Curriculum


60 Minutes


  • 9:30 PM Atlantic
  • 8:30 PM Eastern
  • 7:30 PM Central
  • 6:30 PM Mountain
  • 5:30 PM Pacific
  • 10:30 AM June 12, 2020 Sydney, Australia

Event Details

Date: June 11, 2020

Start time: 07:30 p.m. CDT

End time: 08:30 p.m. CDT

Venue: ZOOM

Directions: Log on for the event 5 minutes before start time at the link provided in the email you'll receive after registering.