2020-2021 Catalog 
    Dec 03, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog

ECE 216 - Playing to Learn

Description: Development of play in children birth through age eight. Includes methods to enhance learning experiences through play, role of play in a child's development, and developmentally appropriate play activities.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:
  1. Definition, and types of play
  2. Literacy learning through music and other domains
  3. Assessing play
  4. Environment's impact
  5. Impact on children's development
  6. Support of play by teachers and parents
  7. Educating the public about the role of play

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Identify various kinds of play. (1)
  2. Describe the role of play in a child's social, emotional, physical, intellectual and language development. (2,5)
  3. Design developmentally appropriate play activities for various ages and stages of young children. (3)
  4. Articulate the advantages of play in early childhood classrooms. (4)
  5. Identify strategies for integrating play into early childhood classrooms. (6)
  6. Cite research and major positions on the role and benefits of play. (2,4,5,7)
  7. Experiment with musical instruments and concepts to enhance learning. (2)