Children's Play: The Roots of Reading
Edward Zigler, Dorothy G. Singer, Sandra J. Bishop-Josef
Zero To Three Press, 2004 - Education - 200 pages
In Children's Play, leading experts in play research, child development, and early childhood education examine recent policy decisions and demonstrate the importance of play in helping children learn basic literacy skills, social awareness and creative problem solving. Readers will also find a comprehensive summary of the developmental benefits of play, examples of how research has been applied in practice, a multicultural perspective on play and ideas for how to play imaginative games with children.
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