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Play at the Center of the Curriculum, CourseSmart eTextbook, 5th Edition

By Judith Van Hoorn, Patricia Monighan Nourot, Barbara Scales, Keith Rodriguez Alward

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jul 23, 2010

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Play at the Center of the Curriculum is a resource for those who want to engage children in a developmental zone where children and teachers are learning. Current and future teachers are guided in methods of supporting children’s progress through play.

This book carefully blends theory and practice. As seasoned teachers, we demonstrate how to draw both the methods and the content of a successful curriculum from children’s play. We interweave anecdotes of children’s play, theories of play and development, and instructional strategies that place play at the center of the curriculum.

Table of Contents

  1. Looking at Play Through Teachers’ Eyes
  2. Play and Development: Theory
  3. Play as the Cornerstone of Development: The Literature 
  4. Orchestrating Children’s Play: Setting the Stage
  5. Orchestrating Play: Interactions with Children
  6. Play as a Tool for Assessment
  7. Mathematics in the Play-Centered Curriculum
  8. Language, Literacy, and Play
  9. Science in the Play-Centered Curriculum
  10. The Arts in the Play-Centered Curriculum
  11. Play and Socialization
  12. Outdoor Play
  13. Play, Toys, and Technology
  14. Conclusions: Integrating Play, Development, and Practice

References

Name Index

Subject Index

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Play at the Center of the Curriculum, CourseSmart eTextbook, 5th Edition
Format: Safari Book

$45.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-706074-0