BN.com Gift Guide

Play from Birth to Twelve: Contexts, Perspectives, and Meanings / Edition 2

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $70.65
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (2) from $70.65   
  • New (1) from $92.34   
  • Used (1) from $70.65   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$92.34
Seller since 2011

Feedback rating:

(920)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
Brand new and unread! Join our growing list of satisfied customers!

Ships from: Phoenix, MD

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Overview

In light of recent standards-based and testing movements, the issue of play in child development has taken on increased meaning for educational professionals and social scientists. This third edition of Play From Birth to Twelve offers comprehensive coverage of what we now know about play and its guiding principles, dynamics, and importance in early learning. These up-to-date essays, written by some of the most distinguished experts in the field, help educators, psychologists, anthropologists, parents, health service personnel, and students explore a variety of theoretical and practical ideas, such as:

  • all aspects of play, including historical and diverse perspectives as well as new approaches not yet covered in the literature
  • how teachers in various classroom situations set up and guide play to facilitate learning
  • how play is affected by societal violence, media reportage, technological innovations, and other contemporary issues
  • play and imagination within the current scope of educational policies, childrearing methods, educational variations, cultural differences, and intellectual diversity

New chapters in the third edition of Play From Birth to Twelve cover current and projected future developments in the field of play, such as executive function, neuroscience, autism, play in museums, "small world" play, global issues, media, and technology. The book also suggests ways to support children’s play across different environments at home, in communities, and within various institutional settings.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"It is a delight to welcome this third edition of Play from Birth to Twelve, so brilliantly edited by Doris Pronin Fromberg and Doris Bergen. Such a comprehensive and genuinely helpful resource will prove of theoretical and practical value to all those who deal with children and who want to understand the roles of play in our early lives. Educators, health professionals, students, parents, museum personnel, city designers, and many others will find valuable material in these pages. The scope of the volume and its range of outstanding new and older research is a tribute to the insightful work of its editors. If the content of these essays directed more of our social and educational policy, we would surely have a better world."

Kieran Egan, Professor of Education at Simon Fraser University, Canada

"Broad and deep with appeal to a wide range of practitioners, theorists, researchers, policy makers, and parents, this brilliant book is needed today more than ever before. The editors have provided a rich treasure trove of everything we ever wanted to know about play from theory to practice, and the distinguished chapter authors are recognized experts on play, child development, and education. Teachers struggling with the disappearance of play from current educational settings will find this third edition, up to date with surprising new content and perspectives on the future, to be a comprehensive resource."

Kathryn Castle, Professor & Watson Endowed Chair in Education, Oklahoma State University, USA

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415951128
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/1/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 478
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Doris Fromberg is Professor and Chairperson, Department of Curriculum and Teaching, Hofstra University.

Doris Bergen is Professor and Director of the Center for Human Development, Learning, and Teaching at Miami University of Ohio.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

1 Play development from birth to age four 3
2 Play development from ages four to eight 13
3 Play development from ages eight to twelve 21
4 Language and play : natural partners 31
5 Gender identity and play 41
6 Play as the language of children's feelings 47
7 Play in the context of life-span human development 53
8 The meanings in play with objects 65
9 Social and nonsocial play 75
10 Sociodramatic play pretending together 87
11 Constructive play 103
12 Rough-and-tumble play from childhood through adolescence : differing perspectives 111
13 Games with rules 119
14 Play as children see it 127
15 Play as a context for humor development 141
16 Play's pathways to meaning : a dynamic theory of play 159
17 Adult influences on play : the Vygotskian approach 167
18 Social play in school 173
19 Play as a medium for literacy development 181
20 Play and mathematics at ages one to ten 187
21 Scientific inquiry and exploratory representational play 199
22 Play and technology : revised realities and potential perspectives 207
23 Educational implications of play with computers 215
24 The role of play in assessment 223
25 Reconciling play and assessment standards : how to leave no child behind 233
26 Play in historical and cross-cultural contexts 243
27 Influences of race, cultural, social class, and gender : diversity and play 261
28 Parent-child and child-child play in diverse cultural contexts 275
29 Can I play too? Reflections on the issues for children with disabilities 289
30 Sibling and peer influences on play 297
31 A sociocultural perspective of parent-child play 309
32 City play 315
33 Children's outdoor play : an endangered activity 323
34 Perspectives on play and playgrounds 331
35 Play as ritual in health care settings 343
36 Clinical perspectives on play 353
37 Fantsay and imagination 371
38 Sociocultural influences on gender-role behaviors in children's play 379
39 Play and violence : understanding and responding effectively 395
40 Attaining the protean self in a rapidly changing world : understanding chaos through play 405
Epilogue : emerging and future contexts, perspectives, and meanings for play 417
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)