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Title: What Is Age-Appropriate Play for Young Children?
Url: http://illinoisearlylearning.org/faqs/playage.htm
Languages: English
Spanish Version: ¿Cuáles juegos son apropiados para niños pequeños?
http://illinoisearlylearning.org/faqs/playage-sp.htm
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: Short
Setting for which the article is intended: Home
Family Child Care
Child Care Center
Preschool Program
Intended Audience: Parents/Family
Teachers/Caregivers
Keywords: Infants
Play
Technology for Children
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Infants and Toddlers (Birth To Age 3)
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Learning Areas: PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT AND HEALTH
SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
PARENTING AND FAMILY LIFE
Goals: 19. Acquire movement skills and understand concepts needed to explore the environment, support learning, and engage in health-enhancing physical activity.
31. Use social-awareness and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain positive relationships.
Learning Standards: 19.A. Demonstrate physical competency and control of large and small muscles.
31.A. Develop positive relationships with peers and adults.
31.B. Use communication and social skills to interact effectively with others.
Benchmarks: 19.A.ECa. Engage in active play using gross- and fine-motor skills.
31.B.ECb. Engage in cooperative group play.
Domains: Developmental Domain 2: Physical Development & Health
Approaches to Learning
Subdomain: Gross Motor
Fine Motor
Creativity, Inventiveness, & Imagination