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DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM WITH PHONE OR TABLET Time to Reflect What do you see adults doing while children are playing? Why do you think this is so? ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ Self-Assessment The following self-assessment is intended to help you reflect on what you know about children’s individual play skill development, how you analyze and plan from your observations, and how you choose strategies and a role for yourself while sup- porting a child learning play skills. The self-assessment reflects your understanding at this time, but you will learn more about each item as you cover the indicated chapter. 1 When I observe a child at play, I can determine how the child’s play connects to early learning standards. (chapter 1) a) Always b) Usually c) Sometimes d) Never 2 When a parent or coworker questions the value of play, I know how to respond. (chapter 2) a) Always b) Usually c) Sometimes d) Never 3 I reflect on the ways play has changed for children and find ways to keep it fresh for them. (chapter 3) a) Always b) Usually c) Sometimes d) Never 4 I wonder about children’s play experiences outside of the classroom and how those affect them. (chapter 4) a) Always b) Usually c) Sometimes d) Never 5 When a child isn’t playing with others, I observe closely to learn why. (chapter 4) a) Always b) Usually c) Sometimes d) Never 6 When I observe a child having difficulty with play skills, I write down my observations and reflect on them. (chapter 5) a) Always b) Usually c) Sometimes d) Never COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL Introduction | 7