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.
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Table of Contents
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.