Citing three examples from Chapter 3, discuss the trend of decreasing play activity from school schedules in exchange for more academics. How might it affect children’s development for better or worse?
The trend of decreasing play activity from school schedules in exchange for more academics may have a negative effect on children’s development. Piaget believed that learning results from the dynamic interaction between assimilative and accommodation. Children assimilate by interpreting new information from the environment in ways that fit what they already know. Children accommodate existing knowledge to create a better understanding of the new information they are taking in from the environment. With more play activity children will be able to learn as they take in new activities from the toys and kids around them, accommodating with what they already know. Vygotsky, believed that children’s cognitive development is affected by the role of culture and society and learning from others. Also, the more children hear words and vocabulary, the more their vocabulary will grow. Children will interact with other children during times of play.