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Playing and Exploring

23 minutes 46 seconds

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Slide shows yellow and orange text on a sky-blue background that reads, "Playing and Exploring. How Children Learn." Text on orange stripe below reads, "The Characteristics of Effective Teaching and Learning."

This program examines child's play and exploration. It looks at what motivates children, from infancy upwards, to explore their world and solve problems. Play and exploration enables children to engage in sophisticated pretend play, develop rules and routines, and increase self-regulating behavior.

Media Details

Runtime: 23 minutes 46 seconds

Against a blue background, we see text that reads, “Active Learning. How Children Can Learn. The Characteristics of Effective Teaching and Learning.”
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Closeup of a child drawing with marker on a sheet of paper. Caption. Giving outlets for expressing their feelings.
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Child smiles and looks out in a classroom setting. Caption. Narrator. Rapid physical growth marks this stage of development.
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Episode 2
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