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on 2 October 2012

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What is play, anyway? Helen Davenport
h.davenport@mmu.ac.uk
0161 247 2014 What is play? What might play look like? The role of the practitioner Outdoor Play Forest School Visit Role of the practitioner
Planning and documenting
for learning 'Rough and Tumble' Play Play and Diversity Pinning down definitions.. definitions of play
prove to be elusive.. The following criteria for defining play
have been proposed by Garvey in PLAY (1991)

-it is enjoyable to the player

-it has no extrinsic goals, the goal being intrinsic,
the pursuit of enjoyment

-it is spontaneous and voluntary

-it involves active engagement by the player Meckley, 2002 has drawn on Garvey's
definition of play characteristics
in order to make links between what play is,
what it does for the child, and how children
make links between their inner and outer worlds (see handout). How the unit unfolds Just
playing? What activities do you
engage in that could be
described as play? Look at the set of images.
How is play facilitating learning?
Try to list as many ways as you can.
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