Achieving Learning Goals Through Play: Teaching Young Children with Special Needs / Edition 2

Achieving Learning Goals Through Play: Teaching Young Children with Special Needs / Edition 2

by Anne H. Widerstrom
     
 

This practical guide for early childhood educators provides strategies for incorporating developmental learning goals into play situations throughout daily routines and classroom activities. The ideas introduced can be used with typically developing children as well as with children with various disabilities, but the book is geared to supporting 2- to 5-year old

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Overview

This practical guide for early childhood educators provides strategies for incorporating developmental learning goals into play situations throughout daily routines and classroom activities. The ideas introduced can be used with typically developing children as well as with children with various disabilities, but the book is geared to supporting 2- to 5-year old children with special needs. There are numerous adaptations for children with severe and/or multiple disabilities as well as new content on challenging behavior, and the book has been updated to reflect growing knowledge in the field. In addition, the book includes a new chapter on emergent literacy and incorporates more activities in this area throughout the text. The great strength of the book remains its jargon-free, accessible language and practical activities for meeting the learning needs of young children in the preschool classroom.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557666987
Publisher:
Brookes Publishing
Publication date:
10/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1Why is play important?3
2Changing perceptions of play in early childhood education7
3Adapting play for children with special needs15
4A planning matrix for play29
5Individualizing goals for play41
6Block play : how high is our tower?59
7Sand and water play : mud pies are delicious!69
8Pretend play : I'll be the mommy, and you be the daddy75
9Manipulative play : real materials are best81
10Outdoor games and play : see how fast I can go!87
11Play with music and rhythm : beating our drums and tooting our horns93
12Play with creative materials : getting messy with glue and paint99
13Emergent literacy : please read me a story105
14Catalog of play activities : embedding learning goals in play113
15Big groups, little groups : let's all learn together149
16Learning social skills through play157
17Connecting home to school and beyond : enabling families to participate in the classroom and community167
18Achieving Jasmine's learning goals through play175
App. ASources for adaptive equipment and learning materials187
App. BGuidelines for developmentally appropriate practice : adaptations for preschool children with disabilities193
App. CResources for including children with special needs201
App. DPlay checklists207
App. EReproducible planning matrices and play quiz229

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