Play at the Center of the Curriculum / Edition 4

Play at the Center of the Curriculum / Edition 4

by Judith Van Hoorn
     
 

This book discusses the value of play in diverse early childhood classrooms and how curriculum can support play. Key changes to this edition include the integration of standards and examples of how encouraging certain types of play can meet standards, expanded coverage of cultural diversity and supporting play in children with special needs, and expanded coverage

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Overview

This book discusses the value of play in diverse early childhood classrooms and how curriculum can support play. Key changes to this edition include the integration of standards and examples of how encouraging certain types of play can meet standards, expanded coverage of cultural diversity and supporting play in children with special needs, and expanded coverage of integrating the content areas. More than any other books on play, this book focuses on how content areas can be taught and standards met through play.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131720824
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
05/23/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
7.46(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

1Looking at play through teachers' eyes1
2The development of play26
3Play as the cornerstone of development49
4Orchestrating children's play : setting the stage77
5Orchestrating play : interactions with children110
6Play as tool for assessment139
7Mathematics in the play-centered curriculum173
8Language, literacy, and play202
9Science in the play-centered curriculum236
10The arts in the play-centered curriculum265
11Play and socialization300
12Play, toys, and technology333
13Conclusion : integrating play, development, and practice363

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