Play and Child Development

Paperback | May 17, 2011

byJoe L. Frost, Sue C. Wortham, Stuart C. Reifel

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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.

 

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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 histori...

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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. All content in the text is purposefully arranged to guide its readers...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 9 × 7.3 × 1.3 inPublished:May 17, 2011Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0132596830

ISBN - 13:9780132596831

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1        Play History: Ideas, Beliefs, and Activities

 

Chapter 2        Theory as Lenses on Children’s Play

 

Chapter 3        Neuroscience and Play Deprivation

 

Chapter 4        Play: Infants and Toddlers

 

Chapter 5        Play in the Preschool Years

 

Chapter 6        Play and the School-Age Child

 

Chapter 7        Culture and Gender in Play

 

Chapter 8        Play and the Curriculum

 

Chapter 9        Creating Play Environments

 

Chapter 10      Play and Children with Disabilities

 

Chapter 11      Computers and Techology as Emerging Toys

 

Chapter 12      Introduction to Play Therapy

 

Chapter 13      Child Safety in Public Places: Indoors and Outdoors

 

Chapter 14      Playwork in American and European Playgrounds