Children's Play: The Roots of Reading / Edition 1 by Edward Zigler | 9780943657752 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Children's Play: The Roots of Reading / Edition 1

Children's Play: The Roots of Reading / Edition 1

by Edward Zigler
     
 

ISBN-10: 094365775X

ISBN-13: 9780943657752

Pub. Date: 03/28/2004

Publisher: Zero To Three Press

Zigler (Center in Child Development and Social Policy, Yale University) assembles experts in play research, child development, and early childhood education to examine recent policy decisions affecting play in the early childhood classroom and to demonstrate the importance of play in helping children learn basic literacy skills, social awareness, and creative problem

Overview

Zigler (Center in Child Development and Social Policy, Yale University) assembles experts in play research, child development, and early childhood education to examine recent policy decisions affecting play in the early childhood classroom and to demonstrate the importance of play in helping children learn basic literacy skills, social awareness, and creative problem solving. Contributors summarize the developmental benefits of play, give examples of how research has been applied in practice, and offer a multicultural perspective. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780943657752
Publisher:
Zero To Three Press
Publication date:
03/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 8.72(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword--The Promise of Play for Human Developmentv
Acknowledgmentsvii
Introductionix
1Play Under Siege: A Historical Overview1
2Development in the First Years of Life15
3The Roots and Fruits of Pretending33
4Real and Not Real: A Vital Developmental Dichotomy49
5School Readiness and Children's Play: Contemporary Oxymoron or Compatible Option?59
6Fostering School Achievement and Creativity Through Sociodramatic Play in the Classroom77
7Examining the Play-Literacy Interface: A Critical Review and Future Directions95
8Play in the Multicultural World of Children: Implications for Adults125
9Revisiting Shared Meaning: Looking Through the Lens of Culture and Linking Shared Pretend Play Through Proto-Narrative Development to Emergent Literacy143
10Play and School Readiness159
11Encouraging School Readiness Through Guided Pretend Games175
Afterword189
List of Contributors191
Index193

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