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The role of the adult in children's play

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doreen clark

on 8 October 2018

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Transcript of The role of the adult in children's play

Supporting Children's Play
You are a facilitator of children's play
Resources that will support the creativity and imagination of children
Choosing age appropriate resources and resources that will support the creativity and imagination of children

Risk assessing activities
Supporting children to use the resources appropriately
Supporting children's to play together appropriately- behaviour
Health and Safety
Praising a child for their efforts
Valuing the process of creation and not the end product-
Remember there is no pre- determined end product in creative and imaginative play
Encouraging children to talk about their activity using open ended questioning.
Give examples of open ended questions
What is stereotyping?

Ways to avoid stereotyping in children's creative and imaginative play
Use dual language books/words in the environment
Provide a variety of skin- toned dolls, paints, crayons etc
Encourage children to role/gender swap within their imaginative play
The role of the adult in children's play
Doreen Clark
Consider the role of the adult in children's play.
Create a spider graph
Resources that ensure inclusive practice and differentiation for all children- GIVE EXAMPLES
What is inclusive practice?
What is differentiation?
Write a definition for each
Give examples
Give examples
How will praising the child support their learning and development?
Stretching their creativity and imagination- prompting- bringing their play along.
Why is it important not to stereotype children's play?
Build a wall of stereotypical situation/phrases.
Themes/role-play areas represent people/groups/festivals from different cultures
Include people with special needs in displays, posters etc

Encourage children to play/try things that are typically associated with one gender
The aim of the lesson:
To understand how the role of the adult supports children's play, learning and development
The objectives of the lesson:
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