Presenter Information

Eleanor Ofiesh
Sarah Ciman

Faculty Sponsor

Megin Charner-Laird

Status

Undergraduate

Publication Date

5-1-2021

Department

School of Education

Description

The purpose of this thesis is to explore how informal play can influence communication development and social-emotional learning in elementary-aged children. In addition, ideas of rejection from play opportunities and the benefits of play-based learning environments were examined. These topics were explored through a comprehensive literature review that covered 18 articles, texts, and journals. It was found that informal play positively influences communication development and social-emotional learning. This development supported by play-based learning environments. This thesis recommends that teachers implement a play-based learning environment into the classroom, as well as opportunities for informal play and academic play during the school day
.

Presentation Type

Presentation

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Learning Through Play in the Elementary Classroom

The purpose of this thesis is to explore how informal play can influence communication development and social-emotional learning in elementary-aged children. In addition, ideas of rejection from play opportunities and the benefits of play-based learning environments were examined. These topics were explored through a comprehensive literature review that covered 18 articles, texts, and journals. It was found that informal play positively influences communication development and social-emotional learning. This development supported by play-based learning environments. This thesis recommends that teachers implement a play-based learning environment into the classroom, as well as opportunities for informal play and academic play during the school day
.