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Chapter 14: The Role of Creative Play in Development



True/False
Indicate whether the sentence or statement is true or false.
 

1. 

Young children do not differentiate between play, learning, and work.
 

2. 

There are three types of play: free, organized, and formative.
 

3. 

When a child generally plays alone this is termed solitary play.
 

4. 

Play contributes mainly to the child’s physical and social growth.
 

5. 

Children in the middle and upper elementary grades no longer learn through play.
 

6. 

Four-year-old children’s play generally gets more aggressive.
 

7. 

The most effective form of play for young children is spontaneous play.
 

8. 

The 5- to 8-year-old is involved in a world of games and skills.
 

9. 

Being accepted by the peer group is of vital importance to three-year-olds.
 

10. 

Play of adults and play of children are not much different.
 

11. 

Free play is the time set aside in the program for centers.
 

12. 

The difference between free and spontaneous play is that one is organized in center time and the other is not.
 

13. 

Associative play is characterized by being present in a group.
 

14. 

Piaget feels that associative play is one of the purest forms of symbolic thought available to the young child.
 

15. 

The difference between an 8-year-old and a 3-year-old in physical play is the degree of gracefulness.
 

Multiple Choice
Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

16. 

Piaget feels that imaginative play ____.
a.
is the least understood form of play
c.
can continue throughout life
b.
is necessary for language development
d.
is the purest form of symbolic thought
 

17. 

During the later childhood years in grades 4–5 ____.
a.
the need for vigorous play is still important
c.
children are more interested in symbolic play
b.
vigorous play is not as important
d.
none of the above
 

18. 

Older two- and three-year-olds ____.
a.
enjoy symbolic play
c.
enjoy reading activities
b.
enjoy dramatic play
d.
enjoy mathematics
 

19. 

The teacher’s role in setting the stage for play ____.
a.
is to step back and let it happen
c.
is highly active and multifaceted
b.
is to play the appropriate developmental activities
d.
is passive and unilateral
 

20. 

Playful teachers ____.
a.
follow developmental lesson plans
c.
focus on realistic play objects
b.
are guided by internal motivation
d.
try not to get involved in the play
 

Completion
Complete each sentence or statement.
 

21. 

There are two main types of play: _______________________.
 

 

22. 

When a child plays side by side with other children without direct involvement, this is called ____________________.
 

 

23. 

When a child’s play takes the form of merely being present in a group, this is called ____________________.
 

 

24. 

Play marked by mutual involvement in a play activity is called ____________________.
 

 

25. 

The type of play that is flexible and unplanned by adults is called ____________________.
 

 

Short Answer
 

26. 

What are some things older children learn through play?
 

27. 

Describe the favorite type of play for older two- and three-year-olds.
 

28. 

What age child generally begins to play "doctor" in dramatic play situations?
 

29. 

What part does play take in the lives of young children?
 

30. 

What is the difference between the play of adults and children?
 



 
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