Theoretical Perspectives

The purpose of this discussion is to examine theories of play and begin developing a personal framework of play.  

Prepare for this discussion by first reading Chapter 1 in the course text.  Next review the Theories of Play article on California State University-Northridge’s website and view the Play Theory video which was filmed at an Arizona State University preschool.

Initial Post :  Select two or more theories that explain the role of play in children’s growth and development.  Next, construct a paragraph in which you identify the theories chosen, describe how the selected theories align with your personal philosophy of play, and discuss how you plan to apply the selected theories in your educational work with children.  Use the course text and one additional scholarly source to support your chosen theories.  Cite your sources within the body of your post and provide complete references.  

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