Prop Box Play: 50 Themes to Inspire Dramatic Play

Prop Box Play: 50 Themes to Inspire Dramatic Play


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Prop Box Play: 50 Themes to Inspire Dramatic Play by Ann Barbour, Blanche Desjean-Perrotta, Mary Rojas

Think inside the (prop) box! Encourage dramatic play with props that inspire children and give them the freedom to play different roles while helping them cultivate important social skills for later in life. With 50 themes that inspire hours of fun and creativity, Prop Box Play includes lists of props, easy extensions, related vocabulary, and associated children's literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780876592779
Publisher: Gryphon House Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/2002
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 530,632
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Ann Barbour is a professor of early childhood education at California State University, Los Angeles. She received a B.A. in American Civilization, a M.Ed. in Elementary Education, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, with a specialization in Early Childhood Education. She has taught at preschool and elementary levels and has played an active role in education for 30 years. Ann has studied and written about topics as varied as the importance of building literacy skills at home, playground design that incorporates learning opportunities for children of all developmental needs and abilities, portfolio assessment, and the importance of supporting families to promote the healthy development of children. She is content advisor for A Place of Our Own/Los Niños en Su Casa, a television series for parents and caregivers of children from birth to five, broadcast daily on public television stations throughout California. Blanche Desjean-Perrotta is an associate professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She teaches courses in the teacher-training program in early childhood education. She also teaches courses in an alternative teacher certification program for people returning for a second career. Blanche received a B.A. in Elementary Education, a M.Ed. in Early Childhood, a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, and an Ed.D. in Teaching and Teacher Education.

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