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Your Child at Play: Three to Five Years: Conversation, Creativity, and Learning Letters, Words, and Numbers
     

Your Child at Play: Three to Five Years: Conversation, Creativity, and Learning Letters, Words, and Numbers

by Marilyn Segal, Don Adcock
 

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An inspiring source of ideas for hundreds of play activities that will help this age group experiment with language and ideas through questions; explore the properties of living and nonliving things; draw, build, act, and tell stories; and much more.

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An inspiring source of ideas for hundreds of play activities that will help this age group experiment with language and ideas through questions; explore the properties of living and nonliving things; draw, build, act, and tell stories; and much more.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This is the fourth volume of the Your Child at Play series, which has been written in toto by Segal and Adcock, who are associated with the Family Center at Nova University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Adcock is also a professor in Colo.) The authors divide the book into five sections, ``Conversational Play,'' ``Discovery Play,'' ``Creative Play,'' ``Playing with Letters and Numbers'' and ``Playing with Friends.'' Each chapter includes helpful ``Suggestions for Parents.'' (The authors recommend, for example, that when children playact, parents either take the part of an appreciative audience or participate, keeping in mind that ``the trick is to participate in the play without taking it over.'') Like other works in the series, this book takes a creative and rewarding approach to playing with children. Macmillan Book Club selection. (January)
Library Journal
In the fourth volume of their Your Child at Play series, early childhood experts Segal and Adcock cover the ages of three to five years. This extensive look at the preschooler's world offers many excellent ideas for encouraging children's creativity, including strategies that have been successful for other parents. It is divided into five sections: conversational play, discovery play, creative play, letters and numbers, and playing with friends. The text, highlighted by photographs and entertaining anecdotes, it is both stimulating and thorough. Highly recommended. Debra Berlanstein, Towson State Lib., Baltimore, Md.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780937858738
Publisher:
Newmarket Press
Publication date:
04/28/1991
Series:
Your Child at Play Series
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.03(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range:
4 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Marilyn Segal, Ph.D., the noted developmental psychologist, educator, and researcher specializing in early childhood, is the founder and dean emeritus of the Family and School Center at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The mother of five children and grandmother of thirteen, she has written nineteen books, including the Your Child at Play series and In Time and With Love. She also produced a nine-part, public-service TV series, To Reach a Child.

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