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University, . (2018) Learning Through Play (Web Page)

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The Learning Through Play project utilizes games and play coaching to improve executive function skills in children.

This intervention strategy utilizes games and play coaching to improve executive function skills in children. The Learning Through Play team has tested this intervention in a center-based, trauma-informed early education setting, where it also ran coaching sessions for adult caregivers on how to scaffold play and support children’s skill development. Based on lessons learned in those pilots, the intervention has now been adapted to enhance a home visiting program to increase the impact of supporting the development of children’s executive function skills.

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January 2018
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Synonyms:
  • Developmental outcomes
  • Games with rules
  • Mental health
  • Parent/Guardian play
  • Self-regulation
  • Socio-economic background
  • Well-being outcomes
  • Executive function
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Whitebread, D. (2012) The Importance of Play (Journal Article)

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Date:
January 2012
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55
Synonyms:
  • Games with rules
  • Mental health
  • Object play
  • Physical health
  • Physical play
  • Pretend play
  • Symbolic play
  • Teacher/caregiver play
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Whitebread, D. (2017) Free play and children's mental health (Journal Article)

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January 2017
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1
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167-169
Synonyms:
  • Free play
  • Mental health
  • Outdoor play
  • Well-being outcomes
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