My Orff Schulwerk Approach On A Child 's Development Essay examples

760 Words Nov 20th, 2014 4 Pages
After reading the blog post by Cornnell University Cooperative Extension I have to say I agree with most of what they are trying to say but believe that it could have been done better. The feeling for the entire reading is negative towards games, even though they share some positives. They focused on “the potential harm related to aggression, addiction, and depression.“ (Granic) When they did share some positive points about games they did not give it as much importance has the negative points they shared. In this response I will tell what I agree with, and what positive thoughts I think should have been discussed more.
I agree with the Cornell Blog that a child needs to explore and learn about the world, and that videogames are not the best way to explore this world. I still believe that a child needs to just play and move to explore the world and learn about oneself. Part of my Orff Schulwerk approach to teaching tells me how important movement is in a child’s development. Sitting and playing video games will not get a child the movement time they need. This movement and playtime is done through outside games with friends, running, jumping, skipping, exploring, and any movement that works with developing hand and eye coordination. Plato once said “You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than a year of conversation.” Does this also mean a child could learn more in an hour of play then in an hour of discussion?
The Cornell Blog talks about how…

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