Key Times for Play: The First Three Years by Julia Manning-MortonKey Times for Play: The First Three Years by Julia Manning-Morton

Key Times for Play: The First Three Years

byJulia Manning-Morton, Maggie Thorp

Paperback | September 16, 2003

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"There are three reasons why this book deserves to be taken seriously. The first is because it concerns ‘play’, and this is a challenging and multi-faceted subject. The second reason is because it examines play during the first three years of life, which is a crucial period for the developing child in many aspects (i.e. physical, emotional, cognitive, etc.). The third reason is the book’s virtues, the most important of which are the clarity of thought displayed by its authors, the systematic descriptions of play contexts and play between children and adults, and the accessible style in which it is written.” International Journal of Early Years Education

Key Times for Play takes a broad look at the importance of play for children from birth to three and sets play within the framework of a child's whole development. The book combines theory and practice and is illustrated by many examples from direct observation of children.

Key Times for Play is organised in relation to key characteristics of children from birth to three, each of which are looked at in relation to how very young children play. The implications of this for how adults interact with young children and how they provide, support and develop play experiences is a major focus.

A key theme of the book is the emphasis on a holistic approach to young children's play. Play is therefore looked at in relation to all aspects of the child's day and the separation of play and work and care and education is challenged.

Key Times for Play is suitable for the student undertaking a level three qualification, but wishing to continue onto a degree course. It is a challenging text for these levels, but because it keeps a practical approach, it remains accessible to the reader.

Julia Manning-Morton is a senior lecturer on the early childhood studies degree scheme at London Metropolitan University.Maggie Thorp has extensive experience of working with children from birth to three and managing community and local authority nurseries.
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Title:Key Times for Play: The First Three YearsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.54 × 5.39 × 0.47 inPublished:September 16, 2003Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0335211976

ISBN - 13:9780335211975

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Our changing understanding of children from birth to three and their play
Children from birth to three playing, growing and learning through their close relationships
Children from birth to three playing, growing and learning through moving and doing
Children from birth to three playing, growing and learning about themselves and others
Children from birth to three communicating and playing
Children from birth to three playing, growing and learning through exploring, thinking and imagining
Creating routines and environments that support the play, growth and learning of children from birth to three
Parents and practitioners working together to support the play, growth and learning of children from birth to three
References
Index.