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1. The Importance of Play in Early Childhood Development
“Family activities are important for the whole family. They help develop strong family bonds.” (Anderson-McNamee& Bailey, 2010)
According to this article, the central idea is that games are tools let children understand the world. First of all, the play provides an opportunity for parents and children to communicate with each other in a particular way. The child will fully comprehend what is parents’ expectation, and parents can understand the child's specialty when parents and children spend the game time together. Secondly, children develop new abilities from the play that enhance their confidence and resilience to face future challenges. The author proposes several characteristic game types depending on their developmental age. In the different period, they learn different skills, For example, children need to have a companion when they begin to cooperative play, it is a good opportunity for children and playmates to contact learn the spirit of cooperation, mutual assistance, unity, and exercise in the development of social behavior. To sum up, the play is important to the parent-children relationship and social skill development.
2. The values of dramatic play in children
“In McKinney & Golden's (1973) study, one can find evidence that dramatic play has a positive effect on productive and cooperative behaviour in the classroom. Indeed, though the children are pretending, they are learning to live together harmoniously, and this alone is an invaluable experience for them. Dramatic play also is the precursor for the organized games which become popular as children become more socially adept and socially oriented.” (Mellou, 1994)
The author mainly talks about the value of dramatic games for children's development. In the game, children imitate the activities and language forms of adults. Children learn better comprehend society, overcome fear, and distinguish between reality and fantasy by exploring themselves rather than being instilled by parents. Become many different characters better understand different cultures, and think about problems from the standpoint of others, so that young children are more likely to have shared behavior. Teachers and parents can join in due course to ensure the smooth development of the game. The child's organizational skills and communication skills, creativity and self-awareness have improved significantly.
3. The Importance of Play in Promoting Healthy Child Development and Maintaining Strong Parent-Child Bonds
“The interactions that occur through play tell children that parents are fully paying attention to them and help to build enduring relationships.6,13,14,20,21 Parents who have the opportunity to glimpse into their children’s world learn to communicate m...