Play in Early Childhood: From Birth to Six Years / Edition 3

Play in Early Childhood: From Birth to Six Years / Edition 3

by Mary Sheridan, Justine Howard, Dawn Alderson
     
 

ISBN-10: 041557790X

ISBN-13: 9780415577908

Pub. Date: 02/02/2011

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Based on the pioneering work of Mary D. Sheridan, Play in Early Childhood is a classic introductory text to play and development – key topics for all those who work with young children. Updated for a contemporary audience and fully evidence-based, it explains how children’s play develops and how they develop as they play.

With over eighty

Overview

Based on the pioneering work of Mary D. Sheridan, Play in Early Childhood is a classic introductory text to play and development – key topics for all those who work with young children. Updated for a contemporary audience and fully evidence-based, it explains how children’s play develops and how they develop as they play.

With over eighty illustrations and observations of play from birth to six years, this new edition presents classical and contemporary literature, making clear links between play and all areas of children’s development. It includes activities to consolidate thinking and suggestions for further reading throughout. Play in Early Childhood considers:

  • the development, value and characteristics of play
  • issues relating to culture, adversity and gender
  • play from recreational, therapeutic and educational perspectives
  • the role of parents/caregivers and professionals in supporting play

Suitable for those new to the area or for more experienced workers wanting a quick reference guide, this easy-to-follow book meets the needs of students and professionals from a wide range of health, education and social care backgrounds, including early years professionals, playworkers, children’s nurses, speech and language therapists and social workers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415577908
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/02/2011
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
104
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Theorising about play 2. Observing the development of children’s play 3. Variation in children’s play 4. Providing for play

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