It has been evident from the play scenario of the children aged 4-5 years it has been evident that. Creative thinking capability is an important faculty in a human being. This is essential that the children are able to develop this faculty in their attributes. This helps in healthy upbringing of them. In this regard, it has been evident that physical activities help in nurturing the creativity among the children. This have been evident from the children building their increasingly complex towers. Moreover, it can be stated here that the topic for discussion needs to be the role of physical activity in promoting creativity among children ensuring child development. Physical activity of children in this context states of taking part in active outdoor and indoor sports. The playing environment in the early childhood years is important. The ability to think has the develops various positive attributes among the children, like decision making capabilities and analytical aptitudes. Similar play schedules have been evident for these children. Building of complex structure requires thinking capabilities and as well as physical stamina and endurance to complete them. These characteristics are essential for future success for the young people. Research in this regard has also made it evident that physical activities and appropriate children’ play atmosphere helps in increasing their IQ (Intelligence Quotient) and EQ (emotional quotient). This has also been evident from the increasingly complex structure and blocks that they are being able to produce every day.
Role of Creative thinking and physical activity in child development
In this regard, it has been evident from the theoretical knowledge about play, it has been evident that appropriate play programs needs to be formulated as per the Childs skill and attributes. In this regard the Piagetian theory and the DAP approaches are important in identifying the attributes. The Piagets theory is a cognitive theory of development. The theory is based on Sensoryi motor stage, pre operational stage, and Concrete operational stages. In the backdrop of this theory, it can be stated that in case of child if all these stage are evaluated and analyzed it helps in developing an appropriate play and learning program and helps in identifying the attributes that the child posses. Moreover, it needs to be stated here that no single child is same. Therefore, developing an individualistic and customized program is essential (Barblett, 2010).
In this context the adoption of the DAP (Development of appropriate practices) techniques helps in adopting just and efficient measures. In evaluating the case scenario, it has been evident from both the theories in this context that incorporation of building in the play schedule of Sue-Lin, Calum, Gabe, Lucy tom and Freya. This is possible from the adoption of these techniques because the technique analyses the background of every child. From this theory, it has been further evident that appropriate physical activity programs helps in developing a physically healthy child and this also helps in creating a mentally fit person (Jarvis, Brock, & Brown, 2013).
Creative thinking can be defined as the way of looking at a problem from fresh perspectives. The creative thinking can be stimulated by the unstructured process of brainstorming or by a structured process of developing lateral thinking. The innovative way of coloring the building provided by Freya depicts that creative thinking capabilities and also the problem solving capability for the kid.
In the similar way, physical activity can be defined as the movement of body that uses energy. In this regard, it can be stated that it requires exercising of muscles and cartilages. In this respect, any activity, which requires energy to perform the chore more than resting, can be termed as a physical activity (Touhill, 2011). The building process also increases the ability of Sue-lin, Calum, Gabe and Freya.
The two areas are important in this regard in terms of a Child development is that if the child is not subjected to adequate physical activities, the child will have the potential of growing obese and will have the tendency to be lethargic. This will affect the Childs creative thinking capabilities, which in turn will further affect the Childs acumen for solving problems. In this regard, it can be stated that problem-solving capabilities ensure success for the child (Broadhead, 2010). This has been evident from Sue-Lin, Tom, and Freyas development.
The playing schedules of the children therefore portray the effect to which they are being challenged to improve on their acumen and skills that they will be subject to in future. . It can be stated here that play help in improving the communication skills of the children which has been reiterated later in the essay as well. Role play provides a perfect learning platform for children, increasing their physical endurability and thinking capabilities for children. It has been evident from research that playing video games increases their IQ, thinking capabilities and imagination power. It has been evident from the case study that as the others were not able to cope up with the idea of putting a window in the towers as one had already developed the other followed the suit. This has ultimately resulted in increasing their skill and acumen. This also resulted in improving their communication and collaboration skill.
In this regard it can be further stated that the ability to analyze and asses features and potential of young children’s play environment and materials helps in effective formulation of the play schedule for the child and also in procuring materials requirement for it. In this regard, it needs to be stated that the formulation of the schedule should be done keeping in mind the physical activity factors. In this regard in making arrangement for Tom, Freay, Calum Gaby and others making arrangements for building projects are important. This will help in increasing the concentration for the young people and in developing the creative thinking capabilities among the child (Bredekamp, 2014).
It has become apparent here that the young people need to be challenged intellectually in order to develop thinking capabilities and develop problem-solving skills. These characteristics should be incorporated in the schedule. This has been evident from the scarcity of painting the buildings. This had resulted in developing the innovative idea of covering them with cellophane paper. The other most important factor that has been evident in this section has been the involvement of the parents and the people who train and teach them are most important. This is important because children cannot decide on their behalf, the people stated above take decision on their behalf, and therefore it is important that they are educated in similar light. This will also enable in procuring the facilities that will be required in formulating the play schedule for the children which will incorporate aspects of both physical activities and creative thinking capabilities (Wood, 2014).
It can be further stated here that the ability to generate new ideas will challenge the children in an interesting way. This will be in terms of both in terms of both intellectually and physically challenging them. It will enable in developing cooperation and competition among the children. This will helps in developing problem solving skills in them. Introducing these ideas in the play schedule will also help in making the process fun for them, as it will also excite them. This will enhance their learning. This will enhance their learning. It can be stated here that incorporating mathematics and puzzle solving in their play schedule will help to increase their thinking and reasoning capabilities. This has been evident from the case scenario. Moreover, it can be stated here in identifying the aspects that interests them, incorporating the physical endurance and thinking skills require to play the game. In this regard, it can also be stated here that increasing the difficulty level in the playing schedule will help in increasing their capabilities about their creative thinking power and their physical capabilities (Cutter-Mackenzie, Edwards, Moore & Boyd, 2014).
Decision making power of sun-lin and other following her and the shift of the play from block building to treasure hunt portrays the communication and collaboration among the children. The developing of a treasure concept in the play shows their imaginative power and creative thinking capabilities as a whole.
In concluding the topic it has been evident that physical activities and creative thinking is an important part of a child development. In this regard, it can be further stated that facilitating the children to increase their acumen in the specified topic will ensure a brighter and successful future. Moreover, the problem solving acumen will help in coping with the diverse situation that children can face in the future. Play schedules are appropriate methods in training them which involves in certain degree of learning.
The ways in which the adults can be involved in this program can be through direct involvement. Here the parent and the other taking care of them can be a part of the play schedule and intelligently incorporating the facilities and techniques, which will harness and increase their skills in this regard. In this regard, it can be stated that an added advantage of this method is that it helps in developing the bond between the people. This will result in a positive outcome because, as the people are directly involved in the program, they will able to administer and bring changes in a subtle way which will increase the efficiency of the process. From here it has been evident that the role of the adults is to provide the children with the material required for play and in advising and guiding them in the appropriate way. The role played by the teacher has also been such.
The other way could be through indirect involvement of the adults in the learning process. In this regard, the adults are required to brief the children regarding their play/learning schedule. This process will readily involve them to make decisions, which will increase their creative thinking skills. This is because they will have to take decision on their own in order to solve the problems that occur during their play schedule. This method will also help in increasing their creative thinking skills and interpersonal bonding among the peers, which is also important in their child hood. This will provide insight to the children themselves how to solve problems during their play and how to overcome the physical inabilities to compete with others. This will also help in developing competitive attitude among them, They will also learn to cooperate in the process with others. It has been evident from the case when the children have collaborated and communicated among themselves in painting the blocks and from the innovative techniques involved in painting the block and in sticking the cellophane from sticky tapes. This has also provided evidences for the leadership skill of Sue-Lin, Calum, Gabe, Lucy, Tom and Freya. It has been evident that each kid has played leadership role at some point of time.
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