ERIC Number: EJ836650
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
What Makes a Game Developmentally Appropriate?
Young Children, v64 n2 p66-67 Mar 2009
It is important for teachers to make the activities they present, including games, opportunities to promote children's development in one or more domains. Teachers need to select games that are developmentally appropriate. It is relatively simple to modify traditional games, such as Musical Chairs or Simon Says, to be cooperative instead of competitive, and to offer such games as opportunities for children to practice their newly learned skills.
Descriptors: Games, Developmental Stages, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Child Development, Skill Development, Cooperation, Social Development, Prosocial Behavior, Young Children
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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