Inclusive Play: Practical Strategies for Children from Birth to Eight

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SAGE, Apr 20, 2010 - Education - 136 pages
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This extremely practical and child-focused book gives you the tools you need to make sure all the children in your care are included and involved in the play opportunities of your setting.

Inside the second edition, new content includes:

- consideration of the early years curricula across the whole of the UK

- a new chapter on risk and challenge in play

- new case studies

- international perspectives

- full coverage of the Birth to Eight age range

- consideration of inclusive play from a children's rights perspective

A key book for those in practice, and underpinned by sound theory, this book will help you encourage and support inclusive play throughout your setting; it is packed with activities for you to try, ideas for small changes to make that can have a big impact and clear guidance on writing a play policy.

With a focus on appreciating children as individuals, this book is essential for all early years practitioners and those studying early years at any level.

Theresa Casey is a freelance consultant based in Scotland, and President of the International Play Association.

Specialising in play and children's rights, inclusion and children's environments, Theresa Casey Consultancy provides tailor-made services for organisations working for and with children.

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Contents

1 Understanding inclusive play
1
2 Play environments that support intrigue challenge and inspire
16
3 Enabling inclusive play opportunities the role of adults
41
4 Creative input playful opportunities
55
5 Risk challenge and uncertainty in inclusive settings
72
6 Working together
82
7 Managing for inclusive play
94
Afterword
104
Resources
105
Bibliography
112
Index
116
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Theresa Casey began her career as a playworker and has wide experience of working in both indoor and outdoor play environments, with teachers, support staff and play teams. She is now a freelance consultant.

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