CDC Observation 4

CDC Observation 4 - Tim O'Brien FSW 281-B Observation...

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Tim O’Brien FSW 281-B Observation 11/19/10 CDC Observation 4 In my second to last observation at the child development center, it stuck out to me that a lot of these children were involved in pretend play. As we have learned in class, it is very important for children to engage in pretend play. It has been proved to build social and emotional skills because young children learn by imagining and doing. As I was reading an article published by scholastic parents I read that through cooperative play, a child learns how to take turns, share responsibility, and creatively problem-solve. Pretend play also helps children solve problems in different way. In past observations the kids I am observing are in pretend sword fights using tree branches, racing around the track on their “motorcycles,” and treating the jungle gym as their castle. It is entertaining to watch these kids do this, and it also neat to know that children are growing socially and intellectually through these experiences. Now, completely
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