Learn to recognize children who have play problems and identify six behavior patterns that signal children need help with play. Learn how play problems limit the development of skills that lay the foundation for academic learning. Explore a process for helping children with play problems: observe, reflect, and intervene. Examine this process with required observation of children at play. Learn how child care professionals and teachers use direct support, curriculum activities, and peers to help a child develop play skills.
This course requires observations of children during the course session.
This course is appropriate for all early care and education professionals who know about child development and a basic understanding of play theories.