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Template for writing the Critical Review of weekly reading Weekly Reading 1 Title of the Chapter: What is Play Fleer, M. (2017). What is Play. In Play in the early years Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. 2. Purpose/s Fleer offers various play definitions and multiple perspectives regarding the values of play. He motivates readers to understand the critical, psychological, and social play values. He has achieved this by laying down the various ideas of other educators. He also focuses on strengthening the analytic skills of readers. Main or key point/s There are various interpretations of play and Wood, as illustrated by the author. The author outlines that play is easily recognized but challenging to define. He also demonstrates that play is based on culture, portrays dynamism and would vary in different times and cultural settings. The author has made use of play memories illustrations to identify the nature used to take a specific role in play. He also suggests that in the current society, regulations from parents and up-to-date technologies have continued to prevent children from fostering their creative potential. The author also illustrates that the limitation of study play memory is that every perspective emanates from adults and that perspectives from children and equally significant in defining play. Theoretical perspectives and/or assumptions The various perspectives of play put forward by educators are primarily based on three theoretical perspectives: maturational, critical, and cultural- historical. Since educators come from multiple cultures and countries, they have varying perspectives on play. For example, Fleer believes that play is founded on cultural-historical view, while from a critical aspect, Grieshbar, as cited in Fleer, 2009 illustrates that play is innocent and natural. Conclusions After covering play memories from various generations and cultures, the author has concluded that play can be regarded as a way of expressing culture, which may assist educators in exploring more comprehensive views on play. The author has also concluded that plays have a long-lasting effect on the development of children, while it is still controversial in individual communities.
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Implications Since culture significantly affects value definitions and play perspectives, as individuals get along with children and their families, they should take note of the cultural differences to prevent conflicts. Also, in the design of play practice, individuals ought to be inclined more
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