Play at the Center of the Curriculum

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Merrill, 1993 - Child development - 273 pages
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This resource examines the natural connection between play and a young child's development. It advocates that play should be an integrated part of the early childhood curriculum and then demonstrates how to draw both the methods and the content of a successful curriculum from children's spontaneous play. Anecdotes of children's play, theories of play and development, and instructional strategies are interwoven throughout the book. Early childhood educators.

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The Core of Developmentally Appropriate Practice
A Constructivist View of Play and Learning
Play as the Cornerstone of Imagination and Creativity

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