|Title:||Young Children Need to Play!|
|Spanish Version:||¡Los niños pequeños necesitan jugar!
|Polish Version:||Dzieciom potrzebna jest zabawa!
|Korean Version:||유아는 놀이를 필요로 한다!
|Source of Publisher:||Illinois Early Learning Project
|Length of article:||Short
|Setting for which the article is intended:||● Home
● Family Child Care
● Child Care Center
● Preschool Program
|Intended Audience:||● Parents/Family
● Service Providers
|Keywords:||● Classroom Activities
● Family Activities
● Social Development
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
|● Infants and Toddlers (Birth To Age 3)
● Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
|Learning Areas:||● LANGUAGE ARTS
● PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT AND HEALTH
● SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
● PARENTING AND FAMILY LIFE
● ACROSS THE CURRICULUM
|Goals:||1. Demonstrate increasing competence in oral communication (listening and speaking).
19. Acquire movement skills and understand concepts needed to explore the environment, support learning, and engage in health-enhancing physical activity.
31. Use social-awareness and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain positive relationships.
|Learning Standards:||1.B. Communicate effectively using language appropriate to the situation and audience.
19.A. Demonstrate physical competency and control of large and small muscles.
19.C. Demonstrate knowledge of rules and safety during activity.
31.A. Develop positive relationships with peers and adults.
31.B. Use communication and social skills to interact effectively with others.
|Benchmarks:||1.B.ECa. Use language for a variety of purposes.
1.B.ECb. With teacher assistance, participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners (e.g., peers and adults in both small and large groups) about age-appropriate topics and texts.
1.B.ECc. Continue a conversation through two or more exchanges.
19.A.ECa. Engage in active play using gross- and fine-motor skills.
19.A.ECb. Move with balance and control in a range of physical activities.
19.C.ECa. Follow simple safety rules while participating in activities.
31.A.ECe. Develop positive relationships with peers.
31.B.ECb. Engage in cooperative group play.
|Domains:||● Developmental Domain 1: Social & Emotional Development
● Developmental Domain 2: Physical Development & Health
● Approaches to Learning
|Subdomain:||● Gross Motor
● Fine Motor
● Confidence & Risk-Taking
● Relationship with Peers