The information in this paper was found in books, Murray Sates library website and other online sources. The purpose of this paper is to define play and the many roles and benefits it has for early childhood education. In this paper, it will define play by what many theorists and researchers have defined it by. The history section will be focused on the different theorists and their thoughts and beliefs about play, This paper will also discuss many sub topics to play such as outdoor play, babies and play and learning and play connected. Towards the end of the paper it will discuss the many benefits that play has for children. Also, it discusses the ways that people can advocate for play.

Year Manuscript Completed

Spring 2017

Senior Project Advisor

Dr. Jeanetta Riley

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree

Field of Study

Educational Studies

Document Type