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Author Heidemann, Sandra, 1946-

Title Play : the pathway from theory to practice / Sandra Heidemann and Deborah Hewitt
Edition Second edition
Published St. Paul, MN : Redleaf Press, 2010


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Description xvi, 240 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents 1. Play Is the Main Event: Valuing Play -- 2. Props and Peers: Learning the Basics of Play -- 3. Setting the Stage: Organizing for Play -- 4. It's Not Always Easy: Recognizing Influences on Play Development -- 5. Finding Out More: Observing, Evaluating Play Skills, and Using the Play Checklist -- 6. What Will the Child Do? Writing Goals from the Play Checklist -- 7. What Will You Do? Planning for Play Skills -- 8. The Heart of the Plan: Choosing Teaching Strategies -- 9. Case Studies: Putting It All Together -- Appendix A. Play Checklist and Planning Form -- Appendix B. Suggested Reading List -- Appendix C. Children's Book List
Summary "Play skills are life skills that stay with children throughout their growing years. They are vital to the overall healthy development of children and help them understand a number of basic principles including recognizing symbols, solving conflict, and taking turns. An updated, expanded revision of the popular Pathways to Play, Play : the Pathway from Theory to Practice contains practical suggestions and theoretical information for helping children thrive with play-based learning. Chapters include an explanation of the functional "Play Checklist" to help you observe children's emerging skills and pinpoint areas for improvement, instructions for writing specific and attainable goals for children, and case studies from real classrooms."--Publisher's website
Notes Rev. ed. of: Pathways to play : Redleaf Press, c1992
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-236) and index
Subject Child development.
Education, Preschool.
Genre/Form Drama.
Author Heidemann, Sandra, 1946- Pathways to play
Hewitt, Debbie, 1958-
LC no. 2008039424
ISBN 1933653736
9781933653730 (paperback)
Other Titles Pathway from theory to practice