Play and meaning in early childhood education

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Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated, 2002 - Psychology - 196 pages
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Focusing on ages 0-8, this book integrates contemporary theories of play with curriculum practice. This book matches the process of teaching young children to the ways in which young children develop meaning. It provides a bridge between child development and curriculum studies. The book is divided into four sections: two theoretical and two practical. The theoretical sections make concepts accessible by providing clear definitions, specific examples, and illustrating their relationship to play. The practical sections deal with how to develop environmental design, begin the year, organize a classroom, and implement numerous practical ways for teachers to use playful approaches in early childhood instruction. For early childhood educators and care givers.

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Contents

Conditions for Integrated Learning
8
A Vision of Play in Early Childhood Education
16
rr What Research Says about Play
21
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Hofstra University

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