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Developmentally Appropriate Play: Guiding Young Children to a Higher Level
     

Developmentally Appropriate Play: Guiding Young Children to a Higher Level

by Gaye Gronlund
 

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The most beneficial play is fun, complex, long-lasting, and all-engaging-it has purpose. What exactly does this kind of play look like, and how can you help children reach this higher level?

Filled with the best strategies to facilitate high-level play experiences, Developmentally Appropriate Play will help you understand how to plan for, guide, and identify

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The most beneficial play is fun, complex, long-lasting, and all-engaging-it has purpose. What exactly does this kind of play look like, and how can you help children reach this higher level?

Filled with the best strategies to facilitate high-level play experiences, Developmentally Appropriate Play will help you understand how to plan for, guide, and identify purposeful play. This resource is based on guiding principles from the third edition of Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth through Age 8 from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). It also includes information on

Creating an environment where complex, rich play develops and thrives

Enhancing children's play through interaction and provocations

Adding representation through documenting, writing, and drawing to further enrich play

Incorporating early learning standards into play

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781605540375
Publisher:
Redleaf Press
Publication date:
07/01/2010
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
968,322
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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Meet the Author


Gaye Gronlund is an early childhood education consultant and trains early childhood educators across the country on topics ranging from observation and assessment to understanding and meeting state education standards. She holds a master's degree in human development from Pacific Oaks College with a specialization in early childhood education and teaching adults.

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