Play in the Preschool Classroom: Its Socioemotional Significance and the Teacher’s Role in Play

  title={Play in the Preschool Classroom: Its Socioemotional Significance and the Teacher’s Role in Play},
  author={G. S. Ashiabi},
  journal={Early Childhood Education Journal},
  • G. S. Ashiabi
  • Published 2007
  • Psychology
  • Early Childhood Education Journal
  • The goals of this paper were two-fold. The first goal was to examine the emotional and social developmental value of play in the early childhood classroom. This issue is important because of the recent impetus for a more academic focus in early childhood classrooms, and questions about the developmental benefits of play. The second goal was to examine and discuss the role teachers could play in making play a developmental and educational experience. This is because understanding the… CONTINUE READING
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