Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read The Importance of Play in Promoting Healthy Child Development and Maintaining Strong Parent-Child Bonds (Links to an external site.).
Children learn as they play, and while playing, they learn how to learn. Think about the childhood games that you played and then complete the following:
- Share your favorite playtime activity with your classmates and explain why it was your favorite.
- Describe what you learned from your play and how it enhanced your development as a child.
- Using your own experience with play and the information in the reading, also describe five takeaways that you will use to support play and enhance the development of children under your supervision.