Note: Learners needing academic accommodations for this activity should contact Disability Services.
To prepare for this assessment, watch the Children at Play – DVarchive Video Clips linked in Resources under the Required Resources heading. Choose two clips from the list to use for this assessment. You will also want to refer to the Stages and Types of Play document, also linked in the Resources under the Required Resources heading.
For each video clip, complete the following:
Based on your observations, determine both the stage and the type of play demonstrated.
Describe the cognitive development stages of the children.
Describe the psychosocial development stages of the children.
Apply one or more theories of child development (Piaget, Erikson, Vygotsky, or other) to explain how the type of play demonstrated in the clip promotes successful development in the stage you identified.
Written communication: Your writing should be free of errors that detract from the overall message and is consistent with expectations for members of the psychological professions.
APA formatting: Format resources and citations APA style.
Resources: Minimum of 2 scholarly or professional resources. Note: Popular resources such as Wikipedia or About.com are not considered to be appropriate.
Length: 3–4 typed, double-spaced pages not including title page and reference page.
Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12-point font.