Language and physical development and the role of play in development

1. What does communicative competence involve?

  • Benefits of communication with others
  • Knowing when to speak, how to take turns, how to involve others, and how to listen
  • Confidence in own communication skills
  • The ability to understand the communication of others alone
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2. Fagan 1974 cited in smith et al states the difference between a functional approach and structural approach which is correct?

  • A functional approach states that play does not have obvious or external goals whilst a structural approach describes the sort of behaviours involved in play
  • A structural approach looks to the structure a functional approach looks into the structure in greater depth
  • A functional approach looks to the justification behind play whilst a structural approach states the reasons for play
  • A functional approach states that play does have obvious and external goals whilst a structural approach describes the sort of behaviours involved in play

3. What are the 3 different societal attitudes to play?

  • Culturally positive play, culturally negative play and culturally neutral play
  • Culturally curtailed play, culturally accepted play and culturally cultivated play.
  • Culturally withdrawn play, culturally enforced play and culturally lapsed play
  • Culturally disputed play, culturally encouraged play and culturally discouraged play

4. Which theorist states that play is a way for children to develop confidence and master new skills?

  • Bruner
  • Bandura
  • Vygotsky
  • Piaget

5. By which birthday does Pickup and Price 2007 state that a child will typically have reached half their average height?

  • 5th Birthday
  • 6th Birthday
  • 3rd Birthday
  • 4th Birthday

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