Play in a modern pre-school education



We consider the developmental value of the play and the reasons for its reduction in preschool education. It is emphasized that the play as a separate activity is now replaced by the gaming training aids. We present a comparative analysis of the play as an activity and as a form of training. The advantages of playing as activity include self-reliance, emotional involvement and spontaneity of the child's actions. We consider the conditions of formation and development of playing activities in preschool education: the openness of the educational program, adequate object-spatial environment and the play competence of the teacher. We provide comments to the “Declaration on the Rights of the Child”, related to the right to play.

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Keywords: play, developing value of the play, learning games, play development conditions, openness of educational program, adequate object-spatial environment, play competence of the teacher, the child's right to play

Journal rubric: Methodology and Technology of Education

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Smirnova E.O. Play in a modern pre-school education [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie [Psychological Science and Education], 2013. Vol. 5, no. 3 (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Elena O. Smirnova, Doctor of Psychology, Рrofessor of the Department of Preschool Pedagogics and Psychology of the Faculty of Psychology of Education, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia



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