@2010Article reviewAny given article has a given prevalent focal topic of consideration. To get to decipher all this, a thorough review of the article will come in handy. The review ought to be done with an understanding of the end result and the goal in mind. The target keeps everything running with an ultimate end result in clear view. This paper shall endeavor to give an understanding of two articles by elucidating the strong points outlined separately with the strong points being brought out in an outright manner. The author’s viewpoint shall also be substantiated so that an actual feel from the writer’s perspective is grasped.
This outlay of information is very significant and requires utmost concentration to ensure that what is given as the review findings is generally acceptable and integrated. Thus, a series of efforts need to be put in as well as due concentration. The articles under scrutiny are Children’s empowerment in play by Natalie Canning and Nothing to do: The impact of poverty on pupils learning identities within out-of-school activities by Yolande Muschamp, Kate Bullock, Tess Ridge and Felicity Wikeley. To kick start the whole review the focus shall be put on the article by Natalie Canning.
In this particular article on Children’s empowerment in play, the focus is the level of independence and responsibility that can be demonstrated by children in their various play encounters. It underscores the importance of empowerment in the various undertakings by children as they interact and even associate with each other, whether in large groups or smaller ones. It outlines the various game discourses that are intertwined and integrated in the diverse children’s play scoreboards (Canning 2007, p.
228). The importance of the different game contexts is also elucidated. This, the author reiterates, is in terms of the benefits realized especially on the children’s social, emotional and mental development as a result of these expeditious play excurses. She goes a step further to indicate the need for adult non-involvement in the children’s plays and interactions so as to enhance independence and self-growth and actualization. It is stern in ensuring that the growth of the child is holistic and all rounded without a leniency on one end (Canning 2007, p.
231). The significance of varied social relationships in personal growth quest is also cemented in this artistic piece with the special touch of reliable statistics. The author also skillfully brings the role of adult involvement into the limelight by highlighting the adult agenda in the play scenario and how disempowering this could prove to be. The key things that are put to light by this article are social development, child autonomy in play exquisites, child empowerment and resultant emotional development. It is indeed true and unwaveringly significant that play is highly essential in the general growth and development of a child.
Play gets to expose the child into taking responsibilities, interacting with others in a considerably meaningful manner and in taking ad hoc decisions as the game continues. Canning states that this endeavor could actually be reached through the justified and responsible involvement of the practitioners. The article concretizes the need for the various play processions in the general well being of the child. By defining play as an incisive investigation and deliberate indulgence into unraveling new ways of carrying out activities and coming up with imaginative problem-handling skills, Canning shows the broadness of play in a child’s life.