Developmentally Appropriate Play Guiding Young Children to a Higher Level

ISBN-10: 1605540374

ISBN-13: 9781605540375

Edition: 2010

Authors: Gaye Gronlund

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List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Redleaf Press
Publication date: 7/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

What Can Teachers Do?
What's So Important about Play?
Not just Any Play
Teachers Are the Key
Recognizing Three Levels of Children's Play
Putting Theory into Practice
A Hierarchy of Needs and Play
New Information, New Solutions
Imagination, Roles, and Rules
Chaotic, Out-of-Control Play
Simplistic and Repetitive Play
Productive, High-Level Play
Optimal Flow
Planning for Play
Create a Well-Ordered Environment
Provide Materials that Will Engage the Children
Change Materials
Write Plans for Play
Ways to Help Children Make Choices
Help Children Make Meaningful Choices
Establish Procedures for Making Choices
Help Children Make Open Choices
Place Limits on Areas
Use Choosing Boards
Make Some Choices for Children
Procedures for Learning Areas
Signals to Get Children's Attention
Allow Enough Time for Deep Play to Develop
Interacting with Children to Enhance Play
Intentional Teaching
How to Get Play Started
Know When to Enter and Exit the Play
Sustain Play through Well-Timed Interventions
Coach and Mentor the Players
Provoking Children into More Complex Play
Field Trips and Special Visitors
Use Books as Provocations
Offer New Materials
Consider Groupings of Children
Provocations for Younger Preschoolers
Provocations for Older Preschoolers and Kindergartners
Provocations and Emotions
The Power of Emotions and Play
Adding Representation to Further Enrich Play
Photos and Documentation Displays
Writing for Children through Scripts, Anecdotes, and Dictation
Add Writing and Drawing Materials to Play Experiences
Create a Climate of Acceptance and Scaffold Children's Writing Efforts
Encourage Mathematical Representation
Incorporating Standards and Goals in Children's Play
Balancing Play and Standards
Seeing Standards and Goals in Action
Understanding Standards in Natural and Intentional Ways
Enhancing Play to Incorporate Standards
Observe for Assessment Purposes
Observe to Determine Next Steps
Add Challenging and Achievable Goals to Sustain Children's Interest
Help Others See Standards and Goals through Documentation Displays
Conclusion Play Works
Not Just Any Play
Suggested Provocations
Ideas for Writing Materials to Accompany Dramatic Play
Excerpt Credits
Illustration and Photo Credits
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