This week you will reflect on the debate of organized sports vs. unstructured free play. Over the years, parents, teachers, and researchers have weighed the advantages and disadvantages of each in consideration as to what is most appropriate for young children.
In this discussion forum you will research the issues and then offer the pros and cons for both organized sport and unstructured free play in the following categories:
Cost of equipment and participation
Safety and injuries
Relevance within a school environment
Inclusion of children with special needs
Developing relationships within the community
You must include at least two outside sources. One source should support organized sports and one should support unstructured free play. Start your research using the Ashford Library databases.
Guided Response: Respond to two classmates. Use this opportunity to share your personal opinion on these issues. If applicable, offer examples of personal or professional experience to support your conclusions.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your discussion.