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Keywords

Play--Social aspects; Early childhood education;

Abstract

The purpose of this literature review is to examine the effects of a play-based early childhood curriculum on the academic and social development of pre-kindergarten children. The findings in this literature review examine the relationships between free play, social skills, and academic outcomes in the early years of school. The reviewed research suggested a positive correlation between free play in early childhood and future school success in literacy and social development. The conclusion of this review includes recommendations for improving teacher practices and educational policies.

Year of Submission

2017

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Betty L. Zan

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Date Original

2017

Object Description

1 PDF file (iv, 44 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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