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24. Behavioral Schemas: How Play Builds Brains Happy Outdoor Families

    • Parenting

Welcome to another play-focused episode! Today we are tackling behavioral schema in children's play - I will define what a "schema" is, and how these patterns of behavior are evidence of the beneficial effect of play on children's brains. In the episode, I go over 8 different behavioral schemas. I will list them below with a brief description:



Enveloping: fully covering objects up. Example: wrapping up a toy or one's self in a blanket. 

Enclosing: creating boundaries around things. Example: building a fence and putting all of your toy animals inside.

Transporting: moving objects from one place to another. Example: filling up a bucket with acorns and taking them from one spot in the park to another.

Connecting: joining things together, and also taking things apart. Example: building with LEGOs, knocking down a tower or deconstructing a flower.

Trajectory: experimenting with the movement of an object or one's self. Example: walking across a log, rolling a ball down a ramp.

Rotation: either rotating one's own body, or other objects. Example: spinning in circles, playing with a pinwheel.

Positioning: lining things up or arranging them in particular ways. Example: lining up all of the toy cars over and over again.

Transformation: exploring with how things can be changed from one state to another. Example: mixing potions, playing dress up.



This is a great article that discusses behavioral schema in play: https://www.onehundredtoys.com/blogs/news/understanding-schema-play-in-toddlers#positioning





Acoustic/Folk Instrumental by Hyde - Free Instrumentals https://soundcloud.com/davidhydemusic​Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0  Free Download / Stream:  https://bit.ly/acoustic-folk-instrume...​Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/YKdXVnaHfo8

Welcome to another play-focused episode! Today we are tackling behavioral schema in children's play - I will define what a "schema" is, and how these patterns of behavior are evidence of the beneficial effect of play on children's brains. In the episode, I go over 8 different behavioral schemas. I will list them below with a brief description:



Enveloping: fully covering objects up. Example: wrapping up a toy or one's self in a blanket. 

Enclosing: creating boundaries around things. Example: building a fence and putting all of your toy animals inside.

Transporting: moving objects from one place to another. Example: filling up a bucket with acorns and taking them from one spot in the park to another.

Connecting: joining things together, and also taking things apart. Example: building with LEGOs, knocking down a tower or deconstructing a flower.

Trajectory: experimenting with the movement of an object or one's self. Example: walking across a log, rolling a ball down a ramp.

Rotation: either rotating one's own body, or other objects. Example: spinning in circles, playing with a pinwheel.

Positioning: lining things up or arranging them in particular ways. Example: lining up all of the toy cars over and over again.

Transformation: exploring with how things can be changed from one state to another. Example: mixing potions, playing dress up.



This is a great article that discusses behavioral schema in play: https://www.onehundredtoys.com/blogs/news/understanding-schema-play-in-toddlers#positioning





Acoustic/Folk Instrumental by Hyde - Free Instrumentals https://soundcloud.com/davidhydemusic​Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0  Free Download / Stream:  https://bit.ly/acoustic-folk-instrume...​Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/YKdXVnaHfo8

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