Capstone Papers-Describe how cultural backgrounds and beliefs that exist within families and communities influence children’s play.

Capstone Papers-Describe how cultural backgrounds and beliefs that exist within families and communities influence children’s play.

Describe how cultural backgrounds and beliefs that exist within families and communities influence children’s play.

Summarize the theory or combination of theories that are reflected in your beliefs and values about play and learning for the young child. Provide a rationale to support and justify your selection. 

Provide a summary of at least three recent (published within the last 7 years) research articles from the fields of child development, neuroscience, or education. Provide a rationale for each selected article and describe how the research impacts your framework of play.

Describe an issue that challenges the opportunities for children to participate in and learn from play (e.g., barriers to the learning environment that limit the ability to play or challenges associated with a lack of community recreational areas). Provide a rationale, and suggestions for reducing the impact of your selected issue.

Describe an activity that will serve as an example for families about the importance of play and state why you think this activity will increase a families understanding of the role of play in healthy child growth and development. Please note: You are required to include a description of an activity; you are not required to include a lesson plan.