The Role of Play in Cognitive Development


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How does play benefit children?

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1. What is an example of constructive play?

2. Why are games with rules helpful to children?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo are helpful for quickly assessing your knowledge of cognitive development and play. Some of the topics you will be quizzed on include fantasy play and the benefits of playing sports.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Benefits of play
  • Example of constructive play
  • Advantage of games with rules
  • Another name for fantasy play
  • Benefits of playing sports or exercising

Skills Practiced

Practice questions enable students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related child development lesson
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the benefits of play
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the benefits of games with rules

Additional Learning

For additional information about cognitive development, review the accompanying lesson, The Role of Play in Cognitive Development. The lesson includes the following goals:

  • Discuss research findings about play during childhood
  • Review examples of various types of play
  • Learn about physical play
  • Recall the benefits of social play in childhood
  • Understand the type of play that helps children build an imagination