Play and Child Development / Edition 2by Joe Frost, Sue C. Wortham, Stuart Reifel
Pub. Date: 05/11/2004
With significantly expanded discussions on key topics, here is a revised edition of the popular early childhood book that, more than any other book on the market, ties play directly to child development. Through a seamless blend of research, theory, and practical applications, its comprehensive coverage addresses the full spectrum of play-related topics. The book analyzes play theories and play therapy; presents a history of play; and discusses current play trends. It explores ways to create safe play environments for all children, and how to weave play into school curricula. Finally, the authors examine the role of adults in leading and encouraging children's natural tendencies toward learning by playing. Special coverage includes a full chapter on play and children with disabilities, and the value of field trips in supporting learning. For pre-service and in-service, pre-school and primary grade teachers.
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- Older Edition
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- 9.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.90(d)
Table of Contents1. Play's History: Ideas, Beliefs, and Activities.
2. Theory as Lenses on Children's Play.
3. Neuroscience, Play Deprivation, and Pay-for-Play.
4. Play: Infants and Toddlers.
5. Play in the Preschool Years.
6. Play and the School-Age Child.
7. Culture and Gender in Play.
8. Play and the Curriculum.
9. Play and Children with Disabilities.
10. Introduction to Play Therapy.
11. Creating Play Environments.
12. Child Safety in Public Places: Indoors and Outdoors.
13. Play Leadership in American and European Playgrounds.
Appendix: Playground Checklist.
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