Segments in this Video

Communication and Language (05:11)


Play encourages learning for three to four-year-olds. Seb chats with his mother while pretending to make food for his toy dog, plays birthday party with Tilly, interacts at a play group, and engages in fantasy conversation with Chelsea.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development (07:40)

Seb is becoming more sensitive to others' feelings. He is learning to resolve conflicts and control his emotions without being too aggressive or submissive. He uses play to distinguish right from wrong and explore difficult concepts. He feels valued and has self-confidence.

Mathematical Development (04:20)

Seb uses math skills to build structures with bricks; he uses everyday words to describe position and layout. He divides a pretend pie.

Creative Development (03:59)

Painting helps Seb develop visual awareness. He enjoys pretend play in the kitchen and helping his mother cook. Imagination enables children to act out roles, putting ideas and skills into action.

Knowledge and Understanding of the World (04:53)

During play, children learn about how the world works. Seb notices patterns and discovers properties in his play dough. He builds model figures and a fort in the garden with Chelsea. They discuss observations from the natural environment.

Physical Development (03:29)

Physical activity develops coordination, control, strength, gross motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and fine motor skills. See Seb engaging in physical play indoors and outdoors.

Credits: Learning Through Play: A Documentary -- 3 to 4 Year Old (00:20)

Credits: Learning Through Play: A Documentary -- 3 to 4 Year Old

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Learning Through Play: A Documentary -- 3 to 4 Year Old

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Through careful observation of children at play, you can gain a deeper understanding of their interests and how they learn best. Filmed over the course of an entire year, this documentary follows a three-year-old Seb as he plays in a wide variety of settings – on his own, with his mother, in a group, and with a friend enjoying indoor and outdoor play around his home and at nursery. As we follow him over the year, viewers gain a real insight into his leaps in development and how best to support development. Each section explores how all of Seb’s playful activity involves many aspects of the characteristics of effective learning. The program shows how to apply this knowledge of development to an early childhood learning environment.

Length: 30 minutes

Item#: BVL192507

ISBN: 978-1-64623-545-2

Copyright date: ©2005

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