Defining Play


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.

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:

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

Competency Area

Planning Learning Experiences And Curriculum


60 Minutes


  • 9:00 PM Atlantic
  • 8:00 PM Eastern
  • 7:00 PM Central
  • 6:00 PM Mountain
  • 5:00 PM Pacific

Event Details

Date: April 01, 2021

Start time: 07:00 p.m. CST

End time: 08:00 CST

Venue: ZOOM Meeting Platform

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