Playful Learning and Teaching Integrating Play into Preschool and Primary Programs

ISBN-10: 0205285473

ISBN-13: 9780205285471

Edition: 2000

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Description: Playful Learning, Playful Teaching presents a practical application of theory in preschool, kindergarten, and primary grade programs describing play in the total context of the entire early childhood curriculum. Using a constructivist, developmental approach, the book examines the role of play in the classroom and discusses how children learn through the process of active, social construction of information. The spiral organization helps readers build knowledge with each chapter. Concepts are introduced in early chapters, then revisited for elaboration and refinement throughout the book. It also analyzes the role of the teacher and explores many cultural and special needs issues in early education. Supportive discussions help new teachers prepare to address the frustrations they may face as they try to create playful programs in school systems that obstruct attempts to move beyond traditional teaching. Readers are presented with the latest perspectives regarding Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP) which are tied into suggestions for teaching and advocating for children. The insights and practical suggestions in this book will help empower young teachers to take a strong stance regarding teachers' need to advocate for children's right to play. For anyone interested in early childhood education.

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Book details

List price: $96.40
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/25/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 249
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Preface
Connecting Theories of Play, Learning, and Development
Defining Play from Many Perspectives
The Child's Perspective of Play
Connecting Play Theory and Practice in Preschool Programs and Primary Classrooms
Embedding Play into Curricula
Fostering Playful Learning throughout the Day
Fostering Playful Learning through Pretense
Fostering Playful Learning through Ongoing Assessment
Connecting Play and Content in Preschool Programs and Primary Classrooms
Fostering Healthy Living through Playful Learning and Playful Teaching
Fostering Creative Expression through Playful Learning and Teaching
Fostering Language and Literacy through Playful Learning and Playful Teaching
Fostering Cognitive Competence through Playful Learning and Playful Teaching
References
Index
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