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Play as a successful learning and teaching experience remains key to early education. The new edition of this popular book continues to clearly illustrate key play theories in practice. It has been comprehensively revised to include the latest research and practice in the field.
Key features include:
Contributions from leading experts in the field who are passionate about the excellence of play
Helpful features in every chapter including practical examples, boxed chapter summaries, cameos and end of chapter questions
References and further reading
The new edition includes:
A new Foreword by Wendy Scott, President of TACTYC
10 new chapters that reflect the latest thinking in play and early years curriculum practice
This book is essential reading for everyone working or training to work in the early years.
Contributors: Angela Anning, Pat Broadhead, Tina Bruce, Tricia David, Dan Davies, Bernadette Duffy, Aline Wendy Dunlop, Hilary Fabian, Jan Georgeson, Kathy Goouch, Rose Griffiths, Justine Howard, Alan Howe, Helen Jameson, Neil Kitson, Sara Knight, Janet Moyles, Theodora Papatheodorou, Rod Parker-Rees, Jane Payler, Linda Pound, Sacha Powell, Wendy Scott, David Whitebread, Marian Whitehead
Table of contents
Foreword Introduction PART 1: Setting the play contextPlay and legislated curriculum: Back to basics - an alternative view Work or play: How children learn to read the signals about activity type in today's early years provision Permission to play Hunting and gathering: How play helps us to let in, as well as to get in, information about the environment PART 2: Play, language and literacyPlaying or having fun? Dilemmas in early literacy Play beyond the Foundation Stage: storytelling, creative writing and self-regulation in able 6-7 year olds Children's fantasy role play - why adults should join in PART 3: Play and curriculumArt in the early years Playing music Science and play Mathematics and play Forest School: Playing on the wild side PART 4: Play, pedagogy and culture in early educationThe developmental and therapeutic value of children's play: Re-establishing teachers as play professionals Building friendships through playful learning in the early years Personalising transitions: How play can help 'newly arrived children' settle into school Play in the early years: The influence of cultural difference Play and the achievement of potential Play, the universe and everything! Afterword
Janet Moyles is Professor Emeritus at Anglia Ruskin University, UK. She is a qualified early years teacher and has held a variety of roles including headteacher, lecturer and researcher.
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