Supporting Play in Early Childhood: Environment, Curriculum, Assessment, 2nd Edition
- Dorothy Justus Sluss, Ph.D.
- ISBN-10: 1285735153
- ISBN-13: 9781285735153
- 368 Pages | Paperback
- Previous Editions: 2005
- COPYRIGHT: 2015 Published
Supporting Play in Early Childhood: Environment, Curriculum, Assessment, Second Edition, is based on the premise that play should guide curriculum development because children learn through play. With a focus on why and how to teach children through play, this text is aimed at educating current and future teachers of children from birth through age eight. It reviews current research about play in young children and examines how play benefits their social/emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Readers learn how to implement a play-based program for infants and toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarten children, and primary-age children, including specifics for setting up a classroom to encourage play. Recommendations for facilitating play with special needs children are included throughout the text and in a separate chapter.
:"This text is about purposeful play in the life of the young child and how to implement it, support it, and assess it. It is chocked full of theoretical supports that are best practices, and it shows how to implement them. Check it out. . . . You'll appreciate what you find inside, and our students need it."
— Deborah Farrer, California University of Pennsylvania
PART I: THEORIES AND FOUNDATIONS OF PLAY.
1. Valuing Play.
2. Play as Development.
3. Observation and Assessment.
PART II: PLAY IN EARLY EDUCATION.
4. Supporting Play for Infants and Toddlers.
5. Supporting Play for Preschool Children.
6. Supporting Play in Kindergarten Classrooms.
PART III: PLAY IN PRIMARY CLASSROOMS.
7. Supporting Play in Primary School.
8. Supporting Play for Children in Middle Childhood.
9. Supporting Play for Children with Special Needs.
PART IV: PLAY BEYOND THE CLASSROOM.
10. Outdoor Play for Young Children.
11. Current Trends and Issues.
All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.
An online Instructor's Manual accompanies this book. It contains information to assist the instructor in designing the course, including sample syllabi, discussion questions, teaching and learning activities, field experiences, learning objectives, and additional online resources. For assessment support, the updated Test Bank includes true/false, multiple-choice, matching, short-answer, and essay questions for each chapter.Online PowerPoint® (ISBN-10: 1285742087 | ISBN-13: 9781285742083)
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