Can children use a range of play skills to learn? Do gender differences and peer interaction impact on a child’s ability to learn within the foundation phase through play?
Cardiff Metropolitan University
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‘Play is critical to developing bright children’ (Ahern, Beach, Moats Leibke, Proud, Spencer, and Eric Strickland, 2011). This study used six children undertaking the foundation phase in a private day nursery, to research, whether children could use a range of play skills to learn. It also examined whether, gender differences and peer interactions impact on a child’s ability to learn within the foundation phase. An ethnographic approach was taken and conclusions were drawn that, children do posses and use a range of play skills to learn. Although, the study suggests that there are, issues concerning how children develop peer interactions and play skills, as well as, further training of early year’s practitioners to consider.
B.Sc.(Hons) Speech and Language Therapy
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