Play at the Center of the Curriculum / Edition 1

Play at the Center of the Curriculum / Edition 1

by Judith Lieberman Van Hoorn, Barbara Scales, Patricia M. Nourot
     
 

ISBN-10: 0675214203

ISBN-13: 9780675214209

Pub. Date: 11/28/1992

Publisher: Prentice Hall

This is the third edition of the book that takes to heart the adage: Play is children's work. Believing that play is a primary factor in the development of intelligence, personality, competencies, self-awareness, and social awareness, the authors demonstrate how to draw from spontaneous play both the methods and the content of a successful curriculum for children

Overview

This is the third edition of the book that takes to heart the adage: Play is children's work. Believing that play is a primary factor in the development of intelligence, personality, competencies, self-awareness, and social awareness, the authors demonstrate how to draw from spontaneous play both the methods and the content of a successful curriculum for children from birth to age eight. The book introduces the theories of Piaget, Vygotsky, Erikson, Mead, and many contemporary researchers; explores the traditional curriculum arenas of early childhood education; and includes discussion of the role of work, adult models, and authority in children's play. For teachers specializing in Early Childhood Education, pre-school teachers, day-care personnel, parents, and anyone with an interest and involvement in the education, development, and care of young children.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780675214209
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
11/28/1992
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
7.31(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.45(d)

Table of Contents

1. Looking at Play through Teachers' Eyes.
2. The Development of Play.
3. Play as the Cornerstone of Development.
4. Orchestrating Children's Play: Setting the Stage.
5. Orchestrating Play: Interactions with Children.
6. The Arts in the Play-Centered Curriculum.
7. Science in the Play-Centered Curriculum.
8. Mathematics in the Play-Centered Curriculum.
9. Language, Literacy, and Play.
10. Play and Socialization.
11. Play, Toys, and Technology.
12. Play as a Tool for Assessment.
13. Conclusion: Integrating Play, Development, and Practice.
Reference.
Index.

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