Play and Child Development

Play and Child Development

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For undergraduate and graduate courses in Play; as a supplement in Child Development.With significantly expanded discussions on key topics, here is a revised edition of the popular early childhood text that, more than any other text on the market, ties play directly to child development. Through a seamless blend of research, theory, and practical applications, this text's comprehensive coverage addresses the full spectrum of play-related topics. It analyzes play theories and play therapy; presents a history of play; and discusses current play trends. It explores ways to create safe play environments for all children and how to weave play into school curricula. Finally, the authors examine the role of adults in leading and encouraging children's natural tendencies toward learning by playing.
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  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 188 x 230 x 24mm | 762.05g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0131131230
  • 9780131131231

Table of contents

1. Play's History: Ideas, Beliefs, and Activities. 2. Theory as Lenses on Children's Play. 3. Neuroscience, Play Deprivation, and Pay-for-Play. 4. Play: Infants and Toddlers. 5. Play in the Preschool Years. 6. Play and the School-Age Child. 7. Culture and Gender in Play. 8. Play and the Curriculum. 9. Play and Children with Disabilities. 10. Introduction to Play Therapy. 11. Creating Play Environments. 12. Child Safety in Public Places. 13. Play Leadership in American and European Playgrounds. Appendix: Playground Checklist.References.Name Index. Subject Index.
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