Ch. 9 - Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) and Child-Initiated Activity: Describe the three main dimensions of developmentally appropriate practice and why they are important to consider in planning the program. Describe the benefits of child-initiated activity and scaffolding why they are important in implementing a developmentally appropriate curriculum. Give four examples of possible activities that could be initiated by children and how those activities could be carried out. (Learning Objectives 1, 4).