Play at the Center of the Curriculum
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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ability accessories activities adult appropriate assessment begin block area boys chapter chil child children's development children's play classroom colors competence concepts constructivist context coordination Corsaro create culture developmental doll dramatic play dren dren's early childhood early childhood education environment example experiences exploration fantasy Francois games with rules Ghostbuster girls grade Greg guided play help children interac interaction interests involves kindergarten knowledge language learning Lego literacy literate behaviors logical-mathematical make-believe materials mathematics Matthew mental negotiate objects observations orchestrate painting parallel play pattern blocks peers perspectives physical Piaget play episode play themes play-based play-centered curriculum Play-Doh players preschool pretend play props quicksand relationships role play sand Shawna She-Ra skills Smilansky social sociodramatic play solitary play space spontaneous play stage story strategies structure symbolic play teacher thinking tion toy weapons toys transformations understanding Vivian Paley young children