Hi, I need to have my proposal form submitted for my dissertation by the end of next week! I am a Primary Education student and my favourite area throughout my placements has definitely been in the Foundation Stage. I had been really struggling to come up with ideas, but I have since decided that I definitely want to do something based on learning through play, as it is something that really interests me. However, I'm really unsure as to what aspect I want to look at. The following are some of the ideas that I have had: - The extent to which children can develop early mathematical skills through play. - The possibilities for developing language and communication skills through play. - How play can influence the personal, social and emotional development of a child. Has anyone had any experience of writing based on any of these areas? Or suggestions on another angle in which I could look at play based learning? Or even any advice on whether or not they would be a good idea for a dissertation? All 3 are definitely aspects that I would be interested in and would enjoy researching and writing about. I am just really struggling to decide on one, and would really appreciate any advice that anyone could give me in relation to this. Thanks.