Children in Play, Story and School

Children in Play, Story and School

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Imaginative play and story telling occupy key roles in children's psychological development and socialization. Bringing together leading contributors, this volume explores what play and story mean to young children, and how these vital aspects of development can best be supported in child care and educational settings. Vital connections are drawn between children's activities, their interpersonal relationships, and their emerging cognitive and affective capacities. Topics covered include promoting social play in the classroom, story telling and literacy development, and the influences of early caregiving experiences on attachment and learning. Theoretical and methodological issues in these areas of research are also addressed, as well as social policy implications. The book is inspired by the work of Greta G. Fein, the pioneering teacher, researcher, and child care policymaker, who has contributed an integrative concluding more

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  • Paperback
  • Guilford Publications
  • United States
  • English
  • 1138864765
  • 9781138864764

Table of contents

Part I: Introduction. Göncü, Klein, Children in Play, Story, and School: A Tribute to Greta G. Fein. Part II: Children In Play. Sawyer, Play as Improvisational Rehearsal: Multiple Levels of Analysis in Children's Play. Cheah, Nelson, Rubin, Nonsocial Play as a Risk Factor in Social and Emotional Development. DeVries, Transforming the "Play-Oriented Curriculum" and Work in Constructivist Early Education. Bondioli, The Adult as a Tutor in Fostering Children's Symbolic Play. Glaubman, Kashi, Koresh, Facilitating the Narrative Quality of Sociodramatic Play. Part III: Children In Story. Sutton-Smith, Emotional Breaches in Play and Narrative. Herman, Bretherton, "He was the Best Daddy": Postdivorce Preschoolers' Representations of Loss and Family Life. Pellegrini, Galda, "I'm So Glad I'm Glad": The Role of Emotions and Close Relationships in Children's Play and Narrative Language. Groth, Darling, Playing "Inside" Stories. Part IV: Children In School. Clarke-Stewart, Allhusen, Goossens, Day Care and the Strange Situation. Howes, Oldham, Processes in the Formation of Attachment Relationships with Alternative Caregivers. Fox, Bar-Haim, Conceptual Gaps in the Lifespan Theory of Attachment. Patt, Göncü, Talking the Talk: Constructivist Teachers Guiding Children's Problem Solving. Powell, Visions and Realities of Achieving Partnership: Parent-School Relationships at the Turn of the Century. Klein, Tarullo, Contexts of Quality: Implications for U.S. Child-Care Policy. Part V: Conclusions. Fein, Suppose There Were a Hill in Richmond more