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An Integrated Play based Curriculum for Young Children

An Integrated Play based Curriculum for Young Children Author Olivia N. Saracho
ISBN-10 9781136842108
Release 2013-03-01
Pages 416
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Play provides young children with the opportunity to express their ideas, symbolize, and test their knowledge of the world. It provides the basis for inquiry in literacy, science, social studies, mathematics, art, music, and movement. Through play, young children become active learners engaged in explorations about themselves, their community, and their personal-social world. An Integrated Play-Based Curriculum for Young Children offers the theoretical framework for understanding the origins of an early childhood play-based curriculum and how young children learn and understand concepts in a social and physical environment. Distinguished author Olivia N. Saracho then explores how play fits into various curriculum areas in order to help teachers develop their early childhood curriculum using developmentally and culturally appropriate practice. Through this integrated approach, young children are able to actively engage in meaningful and functional experiences in their natural context. Special Features Include: Vignettes of children’s conversations and actions in the classroom Suggestions for activities and classroom materials Practical examples and guidelines End-of-chapter summaries to enhance and extend the reader’s understanding of young children By presenting appropriate theoretical practices for designing and implementing a play-based curriculum, An Integrated Play-Based Curriculum for Young Children offers pre-service teachers the foundational knowledge about the field, about the work that practitioners do with young children, and how to best assume a teacher’s role effectively.

Assessment of Young Children

Assessment of Young Children Author Lisa B. Fiore
ISBN-10 9781136831683
Release 2012-05-31
Pages 216
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In an era of standards and norms where assessment tends to minimize or dismiss individual differences and results in punitive outcomes or no action at all, Assessment of Young Children provides teachers with an approach to assessment that is in the best interest of both children and their families. Author Lisa B. Fiore explores a variety of ways to study and assess young children in their natural environments, while stressing the importance of bringing children and families into the process. This lively text helps the reader learn how to cultivate developmentally appropriate practice, create appropriate expectations, examine children’s work, interact in groups, and improve their teacher behavior. Accounts of real experiences from children, families, teachers, and administrators provide on-the-ground models of assessment stategies and demonstrate how children are affected. Assessment of Young Children explores both standardized and authentic assessment, work sampling systems, and observation skills. Readers will walk away with strategies for communicating information about children and portfolio assessment, and how the use of formal and informal methods of observation, documentation, and assessment are connected to teacher and student inquiry. Assessment of Young Children encourages an assessment strategy where the child remains the focus and explores how collaboration with children, families, and colleagues creates an image—not a diagnosis—of the child that is empowering rather than constraining. Special Features Include: Case Study examples that anchor the concepts presented in the chapters and engage readers more deeply in the content. "Now what?" and "Avenues for Inquiry" throughout the book present students with concrete extensions of the material that they may pursue for further investigation

Learning and Teaching Through Play

Learning and Teaching Through Play Author Anne Kennedy
ISBN-10 1921162430
Release 2010
Pages 27
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Learning and Teaching Through Play has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Learning and Teaching Through Play also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Learning and Teaching Through Play book for free.

A Guide to Developing the ICT Curriculum for Early Childhood Education

A Guide to Developing the ICT Curriculum for Early Childhood Education Author Iram Siraj-Blatchford
ISBN-10 1858563003
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 174
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This work shows how Information and Communications Technology (ICT) can contribute to children's learning, how it can be integrated into a play based curriculum and how it relates to key areas of learning such as collaboration, communication, exploration and socio-dramatic play. It outlines the ICT requirements in the UK Foundation Stage Curriculum Guidance, and it examines the international relevance and implications of ICT for young children. The text provides a critical account of the "digital divide", suggesting practical strategies for all the individuals and institutions working towards social justice. It offers guidance for the development of centre based practice and on curriculum integration and the selection of developmentally appropriate educational software. It also explores ergonomic issues, as revealed by research. How should children sit at a computer? For how long? What are the risks? Emphasis is placed on the processes of policy development and the realization of change and guidance is given on how to use development plans and evaluation tools.

Transdisciplinary Play based Intervention

Transdisciplinary Play based Intervention Author Toni W. Linder
ISBN-10 UOM:39015032735204
Release 1993-01-01
Pages 540
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Transdisciplinary Play-Based Intervention. With this volume--the logical extension of the TPBA process--early childhood professionals and parents will learn how to translate TPBA's assessment data into meaningful IEPs/IFSPs for young children in home- and center-based environments. Sensitive to developmental, cultural, and familial differences, the book offers a skillfully organized TPBI Planner, which allows team members to choose from a wealth of play-based activities for each domain to help team members build individualized intervention programs that correspond to each child's goals. The strategies and ideas can easily be modified based on families' needs and preferences, and as the child's learning progresses, TPBI promotes increasingly sophisticated developmental skills at home, center, or school. The result is a meaningful, functional, and integrated intervention program that fosters growth across domains, maintains present skills, and complements other types of direct intervention and therapy.

Read Play and Learn

Read  Play  and Learn Author Toni W. Linder
ISBN-10 UVA:X006006838
Release 1999-06-01
Pages 80
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Read, Play, and Learn!- meets the National Association for the Education of Young Children (Naeyc)- Guidelines for Appropriate Curriculum and Assessment in Programs Serving Children Ages 3 Through 8. For more on standards and research, correlation details, real classrooms using the curriculum, and in-depth information, visit

Explorations with Young Children

Explorations with Young Children Author Anne W. Mitchell
ISBN-10 0876591608
Release 1992
Pages 309
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From the Bank Street College, an approach to designing a curriculum which meets children's needs.

Play Learning and the Early Childhood Curriculum

Play  Learning and the Early Childhood Curriculum Author Elizabeth Wood
ISBN-10 9781446289464
Release 2013-03-18
Pages 208
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Lecturers, why waste time waiting for the post to arrive? Request and receive your e-inspection copy today! The Third Edition of this popular book reflects contemporary research as well as thinking about the role and value of play in learning and development, within and beyond early childhood. The author explores recent developments across international contexts which endorse play, and argues for critical engagement with some aspects of policy discourse in how 'educational play' is constrructed. This accesible book also reviews contemporary theoretical trends which focus on the meanings and intentions that children bring to their play. The new edition includes coverage of: - play in education policies; UK and international perspectives - working with parents - social and cultural diversity - children with special educational needs and disabilities - outdoor play Each chapter includes case studies provided by practitioners, along with questions and tasks to promote critical engagement and reflection on key issues and debates. This book is for students on Childhood Studies courses and those on Initial Teacher Education and Masters programmes in early childhood and primary education. Experienced practitioners on CPD courses will also find it useful. For additional online material visit

Early Childhood Curriculum

Early Childhood Curriculum Author Carol Elaine Catron
ISBN-10 0131711113
Release 2007-02-01
Pages 407
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Ages birth to 5. This comprehensive guide provides information on planning programs with a play-based, developmental curriculum for children from birth to five years of age and covers basic principles and current research in early childhood curricula. The book is unique in that it discusses the creative play model for use with children from infancy through preschool by presenting an integrated, individualized curricular approach that helps teachers to be sensitive to and to plan for young children with a variety of developmental and cultural backgrounds. Includes adaptations for young children with special needs in the Activity pages which are designed to quickly locate suggested activities, by domain. To enhance the book's focus on observation in curriculum planning, the unique Developmental Checklist pages are perforated for student use when observing or working with young children.

Play at the Center of the Curriculum

Play at the Center of the Curriculum Author Judith Lieberman Van Hoorn
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106014427048
Release 1993
Pages 273
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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.

From Play to Practice

From Play to Practice Author Marcia L. Nell
ISBN-10 1928896936
Release 2013
Pages 123
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From Play to Practice has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from From Play to Practice also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full From Play to Practice book for free.

Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children

Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children Author Olivia N. Saracho
ISBN-10 9781136897023
Release 2013-01-17
Pages 480
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The Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children is the essential reference on research on early childhood education throughout the world. This singular resource provides a comprehensive overview of important contemporary issues as well as the information necessary to make informed judgments about these issues. The field has changed significantly since the publication of the second edition, and this third edition of the handbook takes care to address the entirety of vital new developments. A valuable tool for all those who work and study in the field of early childhood education, this volume addresses critical, cutting edge research on child development, curriculum, policy, and research and evaluation strategies. With a multitude of new and updated chapters, The Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children, 3rd Edition makes the expanding knowledge base related to early childhood education readily available and accessible.

Young Children s Play and Environmental Education in Early Childhood Education

Young Children s Play and Environmental Education in Early Childhood Education Author Amy Cutter-Mackenzie
ISBN-10 9783319037400
Release 2014-01-18
Pages 88
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In an era in which environmental education has been described as one of the most pressing educational concerns of our time, further insights are needed to understand how best to approach the learning and teaching of environmental education in early childhood education. In this book we address this concern by identifying two principles for using play-based learning early childhood environmental education. The principles we identify are the result of research conducted with teachers and children using different types of play-based learning whilst engaged in environmental education. Such play-types connect with the historical use of play-based learning in early childhood education as a basis for pedagogy. In the book ‘Beyond Quality in ECE and Care’ authors Dahlberg, Moss and Pence implore readers to ask critical questions about commonly held images of how young children come to construct themselves within social institutions. In similar fashion, this little book problematizes the taken-for-grantedness of the childhood development project in service to the certain cultural narratives. Cutter-Mackenzie, Edwards, Moore and Boyd challenge traditional conceptions of play-based learning through the medium of environmental education. This book signals a turning point in social thought grounded in a relational view of (environmental) education as experiential, intergenerational, interspecies, embodied learning in the third space. As Barad says, such work is based in inter-actions that can account for the tangled spaces of agencies. Through the deceptive simplicity of children’s play, the book stimulates deliberation of the real purposes of pedagogy and of schooling. Paul Hart, University of Regina, Canada


Playing Author Sandra J. Stone
ISBN-10 9781596470033
Release 1993-01-01
Pages 234
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Educational resource for teachers, parents and kids!

Play based Learning in the Primary School

Play based Learning in the Primary School Author Mary Briggs
ISBN-10 9781446258378
Release 2012-03-19
Pages 152
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Play is an essential part of learning and development for children and is an increasingly important aspect of creative approaches to teaching and learning in primary education. This book demonstrates the value of play in all its different forms as a highly effective medium for teaching and learning across the curriculum. The authors explore how play can be used to increase engagement, motivation and fun in learning situations, examining the theoretical principles of play for learning, types of play for older children, planned and facilitating play-based learning, using thematic approaches when working with individuals, groups and whole classes, in addition to covering important teaching issues such as assessment, inclusion and transition out of primary education. This is recommended reading for students on primary initial teacher education courses including undergraduate (BEd, BA with QTS), postgraduate (PGCE, SCITT), and employment-based routes into teaching, and also for practicing teachers wishing to enhance their own teaching. Mary Briggs is Mathematics and Education tutor at the University of Warwick. Alice Hansen is an educational consultant who works within a number of educational settings and national bodies developing continuing professional development for teachers.

The SAGE Handbook of Early Childhood Research

The SAGE Handbook of Early Childhood Research Author Ann Farrell
ISBN-10 9781473943100
Release 2015-11-10
Pages 576
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Recent decades have seen an upsurge of research with and about young children, their families and communities. The Handbook of Early Childhood Research will provide a landmark overview of the field of early childhood research and will set an agenda for early childhood research into the future. It includes 31 chapters provided by internationally recognized experts in early childhood research. The team of international contributors apply their expertise to conceptual and methodological issues in research and to relevant fields of practice and policy. The Handbook recognizes the main contexts of early childhood research: home and family contexts; out-of-home contexts such as services for young children and their families; and broader societal contexts of that evoke risk for young children. The Handbook includes sections on: the field of early childhood research and its key contributions new theories and theoretical approaches in early childhood research collecting and analysing data applications of early childhood research This Handbook will become the valuable reference text for students, practitioners and researchers from across the social sciences and beyond who are engaged in research with young children.

Meaningful Curriculum for Young Children

Meaningful Curriculum for Young Children Author Eva Moravcik
ISBN-10 0134479424
Release 2017-01-11
Pages 528
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NOTE: Used books, rentals, and purchases made outside of Pearson If purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson, the access codes for the Enhanced Pearson eText may not be included, may be incorrect, or may be previously redeemed. Check with the seller before completing your purchase. This package includes the Enhanced Pearson eText and the bound print version. This child-centered approach to understanding and planning curriculum focuses on humanistic and progressive education pedagogy in preschool and primary grades. The authors stress a curriculum that is joyful, has meaning to children, is built upon children's strengths, has intellectual integrity, uses developmentally appropriate pedagogy, and encourages teachers to be passionate learners along with children. The book's personal tone, many practical examples, step-by-step lesson planning process, and children's art and photographs of children bring the content to life. The new edition features updating throughout and a number of new features that add to the understanding and usefulness of the concepts, among them: Some things to say sections, end-of-section self-check digital quizzes with feedback, refreshed videos, end-of-chapter Explore and Experience sections, new children's art and photographs of children, new improved lesson planning formats, more examples of integrated curriculum, new sections on teaching curriculum to two-year-olds, and a new connection to current national subject area standards throughout. Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText* The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is: Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience. Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad� and Android� tablet.* Affordable. Experience the advantages of the Enhanced Pearson eText along with all the benefits of print for 40% to 50% less than a print bound book. * The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads. *The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7" or 10" tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later. 0134479424 / 9780134479422 Meaningful Curriculum for Young Children,, Enhanced Pearson eText with Loose-Leaf Version -- Access Card Package, 2nd Edition Package consists of: 013448407X / 9780134484075 Meaningful Curriculum for Young Children, Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card, 2nd Edition 0134444264 / 9780134444260 Meaningful Curriculum for Young Children, Bound Print Version, 2nd Edition