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Play and Child Development

Play and Child Development Author Joe L. Frost
ISBN-10 0132596830
Release 2011-05
Pages 492
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More than any other textbook on the market, Play and Child Development, Fourth Edition, ties play directly to child development. The authors address the full spectrum of play-related topics and seamlessly blend research, theory, and practical applications throughout this developmentally-based resource. Readers will learn about historical, theoretical, and practical approaches to promoting development through integrated play and learning approaches across various age or developmental levels. The book analyzes play theories and play therapy; presents a history of play; and discusses current play trends. It explores ways to create safe play environments for all children, and how to weave play into school curricula. Finally, the authors examine the role of adults in leading and encouraging children's natural tendencies toward learning by playing. Special coverage includes a full chapter on play and children with disabilities, and the value of field trips in supporting learning. This edition offers expanded and/or updated coverage on evidence based play theory, child development, play environments, and early play-based curricula for children of all abilities in various learning contexts. All content in the text is purposefully arranged to guide its readers through key and core topics leading to a comprehensive understanding of play intended to help prepare pre-service teachers to lead and support children's play in a number of contexts: preschools, elementary schools, park systems, and research programs.



Children Play and Development

Children  Play  and Development Author Fergus P. Hughes
ISBN-10 9781412967693
Release 2009-04-02
Pages 359
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Children, Play, and Development offers a comprehensive look at children's play from birth to adolescence.



Play in Early Childhood

Play in Early Childhood Author Jackie Harding
ISBN-10 9781134662791
Release 2012-11-12
Pages 64
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Play and development are key topics for all who work with young children. Based on the pioneering work of Mary D. Sheridan, Play in Early Childhood is an introductory text which explains how children's play develops and how they develop as they play. It features: over eighty illustrations descriptions of play at each stage of development, from birth to six years outlines of different play sequences information on children with special needs practical advice on the adult's role in providing for play. This edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to meet the needs of early years workers and students on courses leading to awards in child care and education.



A History of Children s Play and Play Environments

A History of Children s Play and Play Environments Author Joe L. Frost
ISBN-10 9781135251666
Release 2010-04-02
Pages 320
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Children’s play throughout history has been free, spontaneous, and intertwined with work, set in the playgrounds of the fields, streams, and barnyards. Children in cities enjoyed similar forms of play but their playgrounds were the vacant lands and parks. Today, children have become increasingly inactive, abandoning traditional outdoor play for sedentary, indoor cyber play and poor diets. The consequences of play deprivation, the elimination and diminution of recess, and the abandonment of outdoor play are fundamental issues in a growing crisis that threatens the health, development, and welfare of children. This valuable book traces the history of children’s play and play environments from their roots in ancient Greece and Rome to the present time in the high stakes testing environment. Through this exploration, scholar Dr. Joe Frost shows how this history informs where we are today and why we need to re-establish play as a priority. Ultimately, the author proposes active solutions to play deprivation. This book is a must-read for scholars, researchers, and students in the fields of early childhood education and child development.



Supporting Play

Supporting Play Author Dorothy Justus Sluss
ISBN-10 1401851436
Release 2005
Pages 364
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Helping young people learn through play is the focus of this publication, aimed at teachers and future teachers of children from birth through age eight. Current research presented here examines the positive effects of play on children’s social/emotional, cognitive, and physical development. The reader will learn how to assess a child’s learning through play, making play a more practicable teaching mechanism. They also will learn step-by-step recommendations for establishing a classroom that promotes play and developing play-based programs designed for children in specific age groups: infants and toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarten children, and primary-age children. Incorporating play into the program of special needs children not only is addressed in each age-specific section, the author pays particular attention to this topic in a stand-alone section. Educators also will value the list of recommended Web sites for further research on the subject, as well as lists of materials and books perfect for play centers.



Assessment in Early Childhood Education

Assessment in Early Childhood Education Author Sue C. Wortham
ISBN-10 0133802914
Release 2015-02-10
Pages 320
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Note: This is the bound book only and does not include access to the Enhanced Pearson eText. To order the Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with a bound book, use ISBN 0134057287. This comprehensive text helps prepare future and current teachers to measure or evaluate children in early childhood, to become fully informed about the range of assessment possibilities available, and to learn how those techniques and instruments can be most beneficial to the children in their classrooms. This new edition features expanded and enhanced material covering the ever-growing trend toward performance assessment, portfolios, and other methods of reporting a child's performance. Throughout, the approach of the authors is to present the development of an assessment system that includes traditional as well as authentic assessment strategies in a comprehensive plan and to seek to inform the reader about all types of assessments and their appropriate use. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video and assessments. 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. The Enhanced Pearson eText may be purchased stand-alone or with a loose-leaf version of the text for 40-65% 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.



Encounters with Children

Encounters with Children Author Suzanne D. Dixon
ISBN-10 0323029159
Release 2006
Pages 831
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The only text of its kind, this Fourth Edition continues to provide a practical how-to guide to normal childhood development and behavior. In addition to exploring the normal stages of development, this informative text discusses the many familial and societal issues that can influence a child's behavior, such as terrorism and disasters, preschool choices, bullying, and divorce. Organized according to the child's age, it takes readers from the neonatal visit and newborn exam all the way through the late adolescent years. Additional topics include ADHD and learning disabilities, autism and other disorders of communication, and reactions to stress. Clinical examples illustrate development and behavior. Presents a user-friendly, comprehensive course in normal development. Provides Observational, Interview, and Examination points for each age. Arranges developmental concept chapters according to the child's age, with more attention given to younger children when much of their development occurs. Offers many resources available to parents, including many found on the Internet. Addresses the mandated training requirements and fulfills Residency Requirements on normal childhood development. . Incorporates children's art throughout, for use in clinical practice. Discusses the hottest topics, including gender differences throughout development * childhood depression * children's responses to terrorism and disasters * preschool choices * divorce * and the effects of violence in a context of care and anticipatory guidance. Presents a "Heads Up" section in each chapter, alerting clinicians to certain behaviors that may be present. Offers case vignettes throughout each chapter to allow readers to better recognize and manage similar cases encountered in practice. Includes data gathering sections at the end of each chapter that demonstrate how to apply information in clinical settings by using age-appropriate interview techniques and activities. Addresses a wide range of cultural issues in practice in a cross-cultural chapter.



The Routledge International Handbook of Early Childhood Play

The Routledge International Handbook of Early Childhood Play Author Tina Bruce
ISBN-10 9781317563549
Release 2017-06-14
Pages 422
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Historical changes in play are taking place in childhood all over the world, with the digitalisation of children’s lives. Researchers are worried about the disappearance of advanced forms of play and the prioritization of time spent with loving adults, supporting play with babies and toddlers. At the same time, our understanding about the crucial importance of individual development is becoming clearer. The Routledge International Handbook of Early Childhood Play explores these issues and more. It proposes the importance of adult participation in play, as adult guidance brings the possibility of moral, cultural and symbolic elements to children’s play, and enhances the educational opportunities in adult-child joint play. The book also examines the aesthetic dimension of play and its role in the development of imagination and creativity. With contributors from many parts of the world, this unique handbook brings together the latest research and highlights practice which focuses on play. This is an essential and engaging read for all students, academics, teachers and practitioners with an interest in play.



Understanding Child Development 0 8 Years 3rd Edition

Understanding Child Development  0 8 Years  3rd Edition Author Jennie Lindon
ISBN-10 9781444189421
Release 2012-12-14
Pages 272
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Understanding child development 0-8 provides you with thorough coverage of theory about how young children develop and the practical implications of research. This book will enable students and practitioners to understand what happens within early childhood and factors that promote secure learning and well being. The author focuses especially on the importance of personal, social and emotional development, the significance of developing communication skills and the contribution of young children's physical development. This book is part of Jennie Lindon's series 'Linking Theory and Practice'. The established approach provides accessible descriptions of relevant theory and research, yet links this information closely to best practice with young children and families. The content and style of the series has been developed to support students on Early Childhood degree programmes, Early Years Foundation Degree courses, practitioners working towards Early Years Professional Status and also experienced senior practitioners extending their professional development and that of their team.



Big Body Play

Big Body Play Author Frances M. Carlson
ISBN-10 1928896715
Release 2011
Pages 103
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Drawing from evidence-based practice and the latest research, this book explains the multitude of benefits of big body play for young children's social-emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Also learn how to organize the physical environment, set rules and policies, and supervise the play.



The Sociology of Childhood

The Sociology of Childhood Author William A. Corsaro
ISBN-10 9781483321233
Release 2014-01-03
Pages 456
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William A. Corsaro’s groundbreaking work, The Sociology of Childhood, is widely acclaimed as the only text that thoroughly covers children and childhood from a sociological perspective—providing in-depth coverage of social theories of childhood, the peer cultures and social issues of children and youth, and children and childhood within the frameworks of culture and history. The Fourth Edition has been thoroughly updated to incorporate the latest research and the most pertinent information so readers can engage in powerful discussions on a wide array of topics.



Early Childhood Studies

Early Childhood Studies Author Rod Parker-Rees
ISBN-10 9781473933644
Release 2015-07-13
Pages 320
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For students of Early Childhood Studies, questions are as important as answers. What is childhood? Is childhood the same in all cultures? How do children grow and develop? What space do we make for children in our society? How do adults approach risk and what does this mean for children? Can children’s play be planned by adults? Early Childhood Studies tackles these questions and more. It explores the why, how and what of studying and working with young children and their families, considering how a range of theories can help us to identify useful questions. This is a comprehensive, up-to-date, challenging and accessible core text for the Early Childhood Studies course. Throughout, key theories and research findings are highlighted and explored to help link theory and practice. It covers the important themes of child development, communication, wellbeing, observation, working with parents, inclusive practice, leadership and research. This fourth edition has been fully updated throughout and includes new chapters on children and risk, inclusive learning environments, play and adults' concepts of childhood.



Mathematics in Early Years Education

Mathematics in Early Years Education Author Ann Montague-Smith
ISBN-10 9781351745116
Release 2017-09-22
Pages 274
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This fourth edition of the bestselling Mathematics in Early Years Education provides an accessible introduction to the teaching of mathematics in the early years. Covering all areas of mathematics – number and counting, calculation, pattern, shape, measures and data handling – it provides a wide range of practical activities and guidance on how to support young children’s mathematical development. There is also guidance on managing the transition to KS1 and a strong emphasis throughout on creating home links and working in partnership with parents. This new edition has been fully updated to incorporate the latest research and thinking in this area and includes: why mathematics is important as a way of making sense of the world how attitudes to mathematics can influence teaching and learning how children learn mathematics and what they are capable of learning how technology can support maths teaching maths phobia and the impact society has on maths teaching material on sorting, matching and handling data the importance of educating about finance in today’s world ideas for observation and questioning to assess children’s understanding examples of planned activities suggestions for language development assessment criteria. This textbook is ideal for those training to be teachers through an undergraduate or PGCE route, those training for Early Years Professional Status and those studying early childhood on foundation or honours degrees, as well as parents looking to explore how their young children learn mathematics. This will be an essential text for any early years practitioner looking to make mathematics interesting, exciting and engaging in their classroom.



Play at the Center of the Curriculum

Play at the Center of the Curriculum Author Judith Van Hoorn
ISBN-10 0133461750
Release 2014-03-21
Pages 464
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This widely used resource seamlessly combines the features of a text on play and development with the features of an early childhood curriculum text to present a comprehensive, cogent rationale for placing play at the center of a balanced curriculum. The leading text in the field, "Play at the Center of the Curriculum" is ideal for those who want to engage children in a developmental zone where children and teachers are learning from and with each other. The authors put play at the center of a balanced curriculum that includes spontaneous, guided, and directed play as well as teacher planned instruction. They describe how knowledgeable teachers use a wide repertoire of strategies to orchestrate the flow from spontaneous play to guided play, to more subject oriented instruction, and back to play. This thoroughly updated Sixth Edition interweaves anecdotes of children's play, theories of play and development, empirical evidence from research, and practical instructional strategies to give students a clear look at play and the curriculum. Carefully written and coordinated chapter features enhance student learning. A blend of "how-to" and theory, plus extensive updates in each new edition make this both a current and a classic text on play that includes "all" children. Readers are immersed in the experiences of real classrooms through anecdotes and numerous vignettes. The interests of today's students are addressed, from violent play and bullying to children and nature, to enriching the outdoor classroom.



Early Childhood Development

Early Childhood Development Author Jeffrey Trawick-Smith
ISBN-10 9780133400137
Release 2013-01-08
Pages 576
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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 loose-leaf version. Early Childhood Development: A Multicultural Perspective, 6/e addresses both typical and atypical child development from birth through age eight. This text highlights the diversity of child development, preparing professionals to meet the unique needs of children from a wide variety of backgrounds. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video and internet resources. A new emphasis on neuroscience and brain research helps us to understand so much better how children think, learn, feel, and behave. Every chapter includes at least one new section on how the brain contributes to advances in physical, cognitive, linguistic, social, or emotional development across age groups. An extensive section on assessment has been added. Clinical and classroom-based methods for assessing learning and development of young children are presented. The use of assessment data in teaching and parenting are fully explored. A more extensive examination of toddlerhood, as a distinct period of development, is included. Newly-discovered advancements of children between the ages of 18 months and 3 years are profiled. The book contains discussions of more than 800 new research studies and articles on early childhood development that have been published since the last edition. 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.



From Birth to Five Years

From Birth to Five Years Author Mary Dorothy Sheridan
ISBN-10 9780415423656
Release 2008
Pages 103
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"From Birth to Five Years, based on the pioneering work of Mary Sheridan, has become a classic guide to the developmental progress of pre-school children. It is widely recognised as an invaluable reference for professionals training or working in health,education and social care." "Guidance is offered on ages at which children typically achieve key stages, whilst recognizing individual variation in the rate of development and the influence of the child's environment. Based on an ethos of health promotion and the need for a common assessment framework the book will be welcomed by all those who work with infants and young children."--BOOK JACKET.



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.