ERIC Number: ED467564
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
El juego de aparentar y el desarrollo de los ninos pequenos (Pretend Play and Young Children's Development). ERIC Digest.
Although pretend play has long been part of the early childhood curriculum, recent emphasis on accountability in education seems to have led to a decline in the general understanding of the contribution that high-quality play can make to children's cognitive development in the early years. This Spanish-language Digest defines the cluster of concepts related to pretend play and cognition, briefly synthesizes the latest research on the role of pretend play in children's social and linguistic competence, and discusses challenges and policy directions suggested by these research findings. (Contains 12 references.) (KB)
Descriptors: Child Development, Cognitive Development, Definitions, Educational Policy, Interpersonal Competence, Language Skills, Multilingual Materials, Preschool Children, Preschool Curriculum, Pretend Play, Theories
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Champaign, IL.