Play = Learning How Play Motivates and Enhances Children's Cognitive and Social-Emotional Growth

ISBN-10: 0199733821
ISBN-13: 9780199733828
Edition: 2010
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Book details

List price: $38.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/24/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Dorothy G. Singer, is retired Senior Research Scientist, Department of Psychology, Yale University. Dr. Singer is also Co-Director, with Jerome L. Singer, of the Yale University Family Television Research and Consultation Center affiliated with the Zigler Center for Child Development and Public Policy. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. Her research and publications are in the area of early childhood development, television effects on youth, and parent training in imaginative play. She received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Teachers College, Columbia University in 2006, and in 2009, the Award for Distinguished Lifetime Contributions to Media Psychology from the American Psychological Association.

Contributors
Why Play = Learning: A Challenge for Parents and Educators
Challenges to Play
The Cognitive Child Versus the Whole Child: Lessons from 40 Years of Head Start
The Role of Recess in Primary School
School Readiness-School Standards
Standards, Science, and the Role of Play in Early Literacy Education
Make-Believe Play: Wellspring for Development of Self-Regulation
My Magic Story Car: Video-Based Play Intervention to Strengthen Emergent Literacy of At-Risk Preschoolers
Narrative Play and Emergent Literacy: Storytelling and Story-Acting Meet Journal Writing
Mathematical Play and Playful Mathematics: A Guide for Early Education
Media and Computers
Media Use by Infants and Toddlers: A Potential for Play
Computer as Paintbrush: Technology, Play, and the Creative Society
Play With Dysfunctional Children
Pretend Play and Emotion Learning in Traumatized Mothers and Children
Play and Autism: Facilitating Symbolic Understanding
Epilogue: Learning to Play and Learning Through Play
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