Play, Development and Early Education

ISBN-10: 0205394795

ISBN-13: 9780205394791

Edition: 2005

Authors: James E. Johnson, James F. Christie, Francis Wardle

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List price: $131.80
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/12/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.804
Language: English

Most chapters begin with "Introduction" and "Focus Questions" and conclude with "Summary" and "Projects/Assignments."
The Importance of Play
Beliefs About Play
History and Images of Children and Play
Multiple Perspectives on Play
Defining Play
Current Issues and Trends
Theories of Play
Classical Theories
Modern Theories
Postmodern Theories
Implications for Teachers
Play and Development
Play, Development, and Assessment: Birth to Eight Years
Play Development: An Overview
Development of Motor Play
Development of Object Play
Development of Symbolic Play
Development of Social Play
Play Development from Six to Eight
Play Assessment
Diversity and Individual Differences in Play
Gender Differences
Physical Play
Personality and Play
Race and Ethnicity
Play's Role in Development
Play and Development: Basic Observations
Brain Development and Play
Cultural Learning and Play
Language and Literacy Dimension
Feature: School Readiness: Educational Value of Play
Social Dimension
Feature: What good is play? Communicating the value of play to parents
Emotional Dimension
Play Contexts: Physical Environment, Social Ecology, and Culture
Cultural-Contextual Approaches to Play
Physical Environment and Play
Social Ecology and Play
Play and Culture
Educational Applications
Play and Education
Play's Role in Education
The value of educational play
Types of Educational Play
Barriers to educational play
Enriching Classroom Play: Materials and Curriculum
Relationship between play materials and development
Characteristics of play materials
Types of Play Materials
Enriching Classroom Play: Teaching Strategies and Facilitation Techniques
Providing Adequate Time for Play
Preparatory Experiences
Teacher Involvement in Play
Linking Play with Instruction
Play for Children with Special Needs and Circumstance
Play and Special Education
Play Therapy
Child Life Programs
Popular Culture, Media, and Technology
Popular Culture
Play and the Media
Outdoor Play
History of Playgrounds
Purpose of outdoor play
Different kinds of playgrounds
Playground design
Age-related playgrounds
ADA Accessibility
Role of the teacher in the playground
Outdoor play advocacy
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