ece351 week 3 discussion 2 RESPONSE n.b. Psychology hmework help

In your response, ask questions regarding your peer’s actual play personality and the implications it will have on your peer’s play environment. Add one additional suggestion based on your play personality that your peer could incorporate into his or her work with children. Additionally, discuss how your results have or have not changed your view of your play personality. 5 sentences.

My predicted play personality would be a mixture of artist/creator and explorer.

I love to be creative and give children lots of different modalities of materials to create open ended art. Making gifts for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Christmas, birthdays, etc. gets me so excited. I’m not one to get all worried about messes, or using too much of an item, I just let the kids go, when something runs out, they need to think of something else they could use. The explorer play is another play that I absolutely love, being outside, taking walks, looking under rocks, boards, watching how the wind blows, how our shadows move, anything outside is fun. I enjoy going to places that have hands on exploration, or visual exploration that is how I learn the most.

My quiz play personality was the collector.

This would not have been the play that I would have chosen, but I do like to collect items for creating art. Going outdoors and collecting helicopters (seeds from trees), dead flowers, sticks, rocks, anything that doesn’t hurt the outdoors that I can bring inside to create some form of art.

The anticipated implications that my play personality will have in the environment that I will teach is having lots of open ended materials in the art area. Having not only store bought items for collages, but also items brought in from outdoors. Having colored glue, glue sticks, scissors, tape, staplers, crayons, markers, hole punches, colored pencils, and a selection of paper choses to pick gives children lots of different materials to create. Taking pictures of community places the children go to and taping them on blocks in the block area help children to be creative about places they go. Adding items from outdoors that the children have gathered in the science area for exploration with magnifying glass, mirrors, and being able to touch them and see what’s inside things. Using items such as sticks, rocks, glitter, sparkles, of different sizes to add to the play doe table. The best play places for child development centers and schools integrate the indoor and outdoor learning programs, and integrate built and natural materials to match the developmental play needs of children (Frost, J., Wortham, S., & Reifel, S. (2011).


(Frost, J., Wortham, S., & Reifel, S. (2011). Play and child development. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill/Prentice-Hall.