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Purposeful Play
language English, Spanish

Course Learning Objectives

After participating in this course, you will be able to:
  • List five developmental stages, or social patterns, of children's play.
  • Identify four types of play.
  • Describe four benefits of play.
  • Give three examples of how to support high quality play.


schedule 1 Hour
star_outline 0.10 CEUs
cloud_download 8 Resources
computer 1 year unlimited access
verified_user Certificate of completion
face Early childhood training approval


Experts agree that play is essential for the healthy development of young children. Play is also recognized as the best way for children to learn and quality play experiences contribute to brain development in young children.

Researchers, however, are dismayed to find that play is diminishing in the lives our young children in today's busy, high-tech world. Teachers of young children can ensure high quality play experiences for children in their care. Best of all, you are able to provide this important element at a critical time in a child's life of learning!

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