ECED 7299 Dec.9 Asynch Activity - Reynaldo, Jana Marie R. (3ECED)

Thank you!
Reynaldo, Jana Marie R.
Academy, P. C. (2017, December 14). The Importance Of Play And
How It Impacts Learning. Providence Children’s Academy.
The science of play: The importance of play-based learning.
(2020, December 21). Bestchance Child Family Care.
Play and the Learning
Ensuring that each child will engage in play-based
experiences while learning more about the wonders around
First, what is play-based
Children have various ways of maintaining the knowledge
they attain inside and outside the classroom. One way for a
child to learn is through playing. It is defined by the Early
Years Learning Framework as a context for learning wherein
students create a meaning of their social world through their
interactions with people, objects and other things.
Play-based learning is vital for children's learning as it
encourages them to venture out and explore their interests.
At the same time, play-based learning helps in developing
their creativity and literacy skills while interacting with other
do we need for an
effective learning
Children decides on what happens to their activity with the
supervision of the teacher or an adult.
Allow the child to explore their interests and other options by
Play must be enjoyable for the child instead of draining.
There should be no expected outcome from the
child as this is unstructured and based on the
child's direction.
I was exposed to the term of Play-Based learning when I
was still in First Year with the subject EDUC 7013 under
Ma'am Vicente. At first, I thought it was somehow unhelpful
for a child based on my perspective that play is just for fun.
However, as I delved into the subject and the following
terms, I realized that play is meaningful for a child as it can
aid in the child's holistic development.
Play-based learning allows the literacy and language
development of the child since there are conversing with
other people during the interaction. Play also allows them to
converse with themselves, narrate the actions of their toys
and recite their lines during dramatic play. While having fun
while learning, it also improves their motor skills. Since they
are climbing, throwing, running and other activities, the
students are enhancing their fine and gross motor skills,
balance, and eye-hand coordination. Their imagination is
also sparked during play activities that hold significance into
their growth as creative adults in the future.
The subject and the article made me realize how beneficial
play is for children as it becomes a stress-free environment
for them and breaks the idea that learning only occurs inside
the classroom. As I look into how I was when I was a child,
play-based learning shaped me in who I am today. I was
able to learn new things while I was playing not just
academically-related, but also related to the world we live
in. I hope that as we transition or improve on how we utilize
21st century learning, we get to emphasize the importance
of play-based learning and how it greatly and positively
affects a child's holistic and social development.