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Eberhart, J. (2018) Play Piece: Play, Self-regulation, Executive Function and the Classroom Context (Blog Post)

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How and why do playful approaches to teaching support the development of self-regulation?

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January 2018
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  • Self-regulation
  • Executive function
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Rao, Z. (2018) Play Piece: Play and Pretence (Blog Post)

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What is pretend play and how does it link to a child’s emotional development?

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January 2018
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  • Pretend play
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Tims, C. (2010) Born Creative - Creative learning in the early years is not just child's play (Report)

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Supporters of creative learning argue that it is both more in tune with how children naturally learn and is better preparation for the modern economy. The previous government emphasised the importance of creativity for good teaching and learning, particularly in the early years.

The reining in of public finances, combined with skepticism towards the role of government, has brought the role creativity in learning into question. Born creative explores: Can training really make early years professional more creative? Does the curriculum foster creativity? How amenable should public spaces be to young people?

In a series of essays Born Creative brings together the experiences of creative practices in early years education, to show the importance of cultures, environments and networks in the enrichment of the early years learning and interrogates the role of leaders, policy and parents in creating them.

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January 2010
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  • Creativity
  • Developmental outcomes
  • Semiotic play
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Vandermaas-Peeler, M. (2002) Cultural Variations in Parental Support of Children's Play (Journal Article)

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The purpose of this reading is to highlight the importance of play for children's development and to examine the role of parents in supporting children's play in various cultures. Although play is believed to be universal, the amount of attention devoted to play in a particular society depends in part on the cultural beliefs about the nature of childhood, and on the adults' specific goals for their young children. Researchers have found that some parents consider themselves appropriate social partners for their young children, but in many communities it is older siblings and peers who are the children's primary play partners. Regardless of their direct involvement in the on-going play activities, parents often provide support and guidance for children's play.

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January 2002
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6
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  • Literature review
  • Parent/Guardian play
  • Peers play
  • Pretend play
  • Social play
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Whitebread, D. (2018) Play Piece: Play and Self-regulation (Blog Post)

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Self-regulation helps a child guide their thoughts, emotions and behaviours to accomplish a goal – how does play support this important area of development?

Read our whole Play Piece here.

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January 2018
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  • Developmental outcomes
  • Self-regulation
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