The Magic of Play

12 Clock Hours / 1.2 CEUs / $52.00

The Magic of Play

The Magic of Play Course Description:

This course applies to children of all ages. 

One of our most enjoyable courses, The Magic of Play explores the role of play in children's learning and development as well as ways to create and manage a play-based early childhood program. See the course topics listed below for more information on what is covered. Enjoy!

Learning Outcomes: After completing The Magic of Play you will be able to identify the role of play in children's development; describe what play is; and explain the relationship between play and learning. Read More.

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Please note: This course is only available in the online format. 

Topics Covered in The Magic of Play:

  • The role of play in children's development 
  • The relationship between play and learning 
  • What a "learning-through-play" early childhood environment looks like
  • Ways to motivate children effectively 
  • Ways to support imaginative, creative play for all children, including those with disabilities 
  • Ways to encourage children's resourcefulness and creativity 
  • Ways to encourage and support event-based play 
  • Ways to enrich block play 
  • The role of active and rough and tumble play 
  • Ways to plan for play in a playground 
  • The importance of play in the adult's life 
  • Ways to create a meaningful play environment for children of different cultures
  • Strategies for managing common play challenges

Prerequisites: Must be able to fluently read and write English.

Instructional methodology: Read written material; view videos; listen to audio segments.

Assessment methods: Multiple choice quizzes and written assignments.

Student comments on The Magic of Play:

I really enjoyed this course...and will definitely contact you again for future courses...this was very interesting and very informative. - Otsego, Michigan

Completion deadline: This training expires 12 months from the date of purchase. Courses must be successfully completed by their expiration date in order for the student to receive a certificate.
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