Play at the Center of the Curriculum
For courses in play and curriculum.This is the third edition of the text that takes to heart the adage: Play is children's work. Believing that play is a primary factor in the development of intelligence, personality, competencies, self-awareness, and social awareness, the authors demonstrate how to draw from spontaneous play both the methods and the content of a successful curriculum for children from birth to age 8. The text introduces the theories of Piaget, Vygotsky, Erikson, Mead, and many contemporary researchers; explores the traditional curriculum arenas of early childhood education; and, includes discussion of the role of work, adult models, and authority in children's play.
- Paperback | 362 pages
- 190 x 233.2 x 17.5mm | 603.29g
- 22 Jul 2002
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
- 3rd edition
Table of contents
1. Looking at Play through Teachers' Eyes. 2. The Development of Play. 3. Play as the Cornerstone of Development. 4. Orchestrating Children's Play: Setting the Stage. 5. Orchestrating Play: Interactions with Children. 6. The Arts in the Play-Centered Curriculum. 7. Science in the Play-Centered Curriculum. 8. Mathematics in the Play-Centered Curriculum. 9. Language, Literacy, and Play. 10. Play and Socialization. 11. Play, Toys, and Technology. 12. Play as a Tool for Assessment. 13. Conclusion: Integrating Play, Development, and Practice. Reference. Index.