While children's play occurs universally, there are patterns and characteristics that vary among and within cultures. Professionals who work with multi-cultural families need to be aware of and able to engage in discussions that serve to increase mutual understanding.The objective of this learning module is to present different perceptions regarding play and development that are relevant to professionals who work in multicultural settings and create a dialogue about play as a universal and culturally-based activity.
Maya Goldstein, MA
University of British Columbia
Maya Goldstein completed her Master's degree in Human Development, Learning and Culture at the University of British Columbia. Her thesis focused on parent-child play interactions in immigrant South Asian Families. She worked as a researcher in the "Including All Children and Families Expanding Partnerships Project." She has varied experience, working with children from preschoolers to teens as well as with children with special needs.
Before You Begin, Print
Play and Development in a Multi-Cultural Context
Play & Development in a Multicultural Context FREE PREVIEW
Play Interactions in Immigrant South-Asian Families FREE PREVIEW
Video: Play as a Cultural Activity FREE PREVIEW
Reflection: Play variations
Differences in play patterns in Canada and India
The Relationship Between Play & Learning
Reflection: Parental Involvement in Children's Play
Tips to Share with Parents
Implications For Educators
Implications for Enhanced Practice FREE PREVIEW