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Playing to learn

Author: Carol Seefeldt; Katheryn Davis
Publisher: Beltsville, Md. : Gryphon House, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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"Playing to Learn gives you hundreds of activities to make learning fun, through games, small group activities, stories, and more. Each chapter includes activities, games, and experiences that connect different areas of the curriculum. You will also find assessment and evaluation tools and ways to extend learning by connecting home and school."--BOOK JACKET.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Seefeldt; Katheryn Davis
ISBN: 0876592639 9780876592632
OCLC Number: 46565117
Description: 208 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Contents: Age-Appropriate 9 --
Goal-Directed 10 --
Integrated 10 --
Continuous 10 --
Language-Filled 10 --
Social 10 --
Goals 10 --
Centers of Interest 11 --
Knowledge of Age Appropriateness 11 --
Two-Year-Olds 11 --
Three-Year-Olds 11 --
Four-Year-Olds 11 --
Five-Year-Olds 11 --
Tools You'll Find Useful 12 --
Clipboards 12 --
Making Books 13 --
Fostering Invented Spelling 13 --
Assessing and Evaluating 14 --
How to Get Started 14 --
Chapter 1 Playing to Learn on a Wet and Rainy Day --
Physical Activities for Active Children 16 --
Jacks and Jills in Boxes 17 --
Jumping Jacks and Jills 17 --
Jacks and Jills on Hills 18 --
Jacks and Jills and Candlesticks 19 --
A Sun Beam Walk 22 --
Sun Beams on Display 23 --
Moving All Around 24 --
Rainy Day Play 24 --
Balloon Play 24 --
Train Play 25 --
Hoop Play 26 --
Hollow Block Play 26 --
Thinking Children: Time to Study, Think, and Learn 28 --
Measure Rain 28 --
What Rain Does 30 --
Rain Changes What You Wear 31 --
Rainy Day Clothes Are Different 31 --
Which One Dries Faster? 32 --
Rain Changes the Environment 33 --
What Are the Properties of Rain? 33 --
How Does Rain Change Soil? 34 --
Artistic Children 35 --
Watercolors 35 --
Literate Children 36 --
April Rain Song 36 --
Finally, Rain! 36 --
Are You Crying? 37 --
A Rainy Day Poem 37 --
Rain Song 37 --
Rainy Day Books 38 --
Quiet Children 39 --
Listening to the Rain 39 --
Collect My Thoughts 39 --
Assessing and Evaluating Children Playing to Learn on a Wet and Rainy Day 41 --
Chapter 2 Playing to Learn on a Hot and Sunny Day --
Planning and Reflecting Children 44 --
Making Plans 45 --
Reflection 46 --
Plan for Hydration 46 --
Our Own Drinks 47 --
Juicers 48 --
Summarize and Reflect 49 --
Frosty Chocolate Milk 49 --
Make Yourself Some Shade 50 --
Artistic Children 51 --
About Hats 51 --
Making Hats 51 --
Decorating Hats 52 --
Children Are Physical Scientists 53 --
Shadows 53 --
Props and Shadows 53 --
Hand Shadows 54 --
Dissolving 54 --
Melting 55 --
What Else Melts? 55 --
Water Words 56 --
Water Math 56 --
Water Measuring 57 --
Water Graphing 57 --
Cooperating 58 --
Just Having Fun 58 --
Basic Water Play 59 --
Plastic Squirt Bottles 59 --
Sparkling Clean 60 --
Wet and Dry Reflections 60 --
Paint the World 61 --
Go Fish 61 --
Mud Pies 61 --
Children Experience Language 62 --
Too Hot to Move 62 --
Cool Poetry 63 --
Tales About the Sun 63 --
Assessing and Evaluating Children Playing To Learn on a Hot and Sunny Day 64 --
Chapter 3 Playing to Learn on a Windy Day --
Observing Children 66 --
Effects of the Wind 66 --
Wind 67 --
Blowing Wind 68 --
Wind Experiment 68 --
Clouds 69 --
Clouds Are Different 70 --
It Looked Like... 71 --
Predicting the Weather 71 --
Catch the Wind with Parachutes 72 --
Observing Parachutes 73 --
Reading About Wind 73 --
Wind and Water 74 --
Which Way Does the Wind Move? 74 --
Catch the Wind with Kites 75 --
Making Kites 75 --
Reflecting on Wind and Kites 76 --
Kites in Different Cultures 76 --
Paper Airplanes 77 --
Just Seeds in the Wind 78 --
Wind Toys 78 --
Wind Bag 79 --
Catch the Wind with Bubbles 79 --
Feel the Force of the Wind 79 --
Windstorms 80 --
Listening Children 80 --
Sounds of the Wind 80 --
Do You Hear the Wind Singing? 81 --
Describe the Wind 81 --
Wind Instruments 82 --
Assessing and Evaluating Children Playing to Learn on a Windy Day 83 --
Chapter 4 Playing to Learn on a Perfectly Beautiful Day --
Types of Play 86 --
Exploratory Play 86 --
Constructive Play 86 --
Dramatic Play 86 --
Games With Rules 87 --
Exploring Children 87 --
Toddlers and Boxes 87 --
Toddlers and Cars 88 --
Toddlers and Dump and Fill 88 --
Toddlers and Pull Toys 88 --
Toddlers, Boxes, and Blocks 89 --
Toddlers and Dumping 89 --
Toddlers and Tubes 89 --
Toddlers and Bracelets 90 --
Toddlers and Sand 90 --
Preschoolers and Tunnels 90 --
Preschoolers Finding Out How Things Work 91 --
Put It Together and Take It Apart 91 --
Preschoolers and Magnifiers 92 --
Exploring Sand 92 --
Constructive Children 94 --
Boards and Wooden Boxes 94 --
Building Structures 95 --
Junk and Boxes 96 --
Outside Clay 96 --
Outside Fingerpaint 97 --
Outside Painting 97 --
Dramatic and Cooperative Children 98 --
Wheel Toys 98 --
Work Props 99 --
Field Trip to Stimulate Dramatic Play 99 --
Housekeeping Play 100 --
Children Play Games With Rules 100 --
Circle Games for Children Under Three 100 --
Skill Games for Children Under Three 101 --
Circle Games for Threes and Young Fours 102 --
Circle Games for Older Fours and Fives 103 --
Chasing Games for Older Fours and Fives 105 --
Games of Skill for Older Fours and Fives 105 --
Children Play With Language to End a Perfectly Beautiful Day 107 --
Funny, Silly Poems and Stories 107 --
Assessing and Evaluating Children Learning to Play on a Perfectly Beautiful Day 108 --
Chapter 5 Playing to Learn When You Have to Wait --
Involving Children 110 --
Giving Time 110 --
Literate Children 110 --
Poetry Bag 111 --
ABC Bag 111 --
Name Bag 112 --
Poems for Naptime 113 --
Poems for Cleanup Time 114 --
Poems for Lunch or Snack 114 --
Enchanting Sounds 115 --
Mathematical Children 116 --
Measurement Game--Big-Little 117 --
Measurement Game--Unit Blocks 117 --
Measurement Books 118 --
Number Sense and Numeration--Mystery Bag 119 --
Number Sense and Numeration--Count the Children 119 --
Number Sense and Numeration--Count the Moves 120 --
Number Sense and Numeration--A Counting Game 120 --
Number Sense and Numeration--Japanese Folk Game 121 --
Number Sense and Numeration--Fingerplays 121 --
Geometry and Spatial Sense--I Spy 123 --
Geometry and Spatial Sense--Books 124 --
Geometry and Spatial Sense--Mystery Bag 124 --
Estimation 125 --
Laughing, Joyous Children 125 --
Reading Silly Books 125 --
Play Silly Games--Keep the Basket Full 126 --
Play Silly Games--Rag Dolls 126 --
Play Silly Games--Wiggle Game 126 --
Play Silly Games--A Tapping Game 127 --
Sing Silly Songs and Chants 127 --
Assessing and Evaluating Children Learning to Play When They Have to Wait 128 --
Chapter 6 Playing to Learn When Things Go Wrong --
Children Make Transitions 131 --
When School Begins 132 --
Transitioning to School 133 --
Say Hello 133 --
Make a Welcome Chart 134 --
Saying Good-Bye 134 --
Friends Book 135 --
Good-Bye Book 136 --
Children Make and Keep Friends 136 --
Helping Children Make Friends 136 --
Highlight the Skills of Children 137 --
Guiding Children 137 --
Sock Puppets 138 --
Books About Social Skills 138 --
Guiding Children's Behaviors When Groups Get Out of Hand 140 --
Speak Softly 140 --
A Change of Pace 140 --
Turn It Off! 141 --
Take a Break 141 --
Quiet Activities 142 --
Analyze What Happened 142 --
Guiding Children's Behaviors When Children Need Help 143 --
Helping Children Gain Control 143 --
Helping Aggressive Children 143 --
Observing an Aggressive Child 144 --
Working With an Aggressive Child 144 --
Children Cope With Life Events 145 --
Stay Calm 145 --
Keep Daily Routines the Same 145 --
Minimize Stress 146 --
Observing and Listening to Children 146 --
Preparing for Discussion, Play, and Action 146 --
Assessing and Evaluating Children Learning to Play When Things Go Wrong 148 --
Chapter 7 Playing to Learn When You Take a Walk --
Observing Children 150 --
Developing Observation Skills 151 --
Animals' Eyes 151 --
Look and Magnify 152 --
Viewing Tubes 152 --
A Circle of Yarn 153 --
Start with the Familiar 154 --
Observing Shapes 154 --
Observing People 154 --
Observing Older Children 155 --
Observing Details 155 --
Observing Machines 156 --
A Studying Walk 156 --
Observing by Listening 157 --
Listening Game 157 --
Guess What Is Inside 158 --
Listening Walks 158 --
Read and Walk 159 --
Sing and Walk 159 --
Walks Around the Neighborhood 160 --
More Ideas for Listening Walks 160 --
A Map of Our World 161 --
Broadening Children's Horizons 161 --
Children's Social and Physical World 163 --
Children's Social World 163 --
Children's Physical World 164 --
Children's Economic World 164 --
Shopping Trips 165 --
Trip to Pick Apples or Pumpkins 166 --
Assessing and Evaluating Children Playing to Learn When Taking a Walk 167 --
Chapter 8 Playing to Learn on a Birthday --
Before Beginning Birthday Celebrations 170 --
Mathematical Children 171 --
Birthday Crown 171 --
Your Birthday Number 172 --
Count the Days 172 --
Calendar Counting 172 --
Decorate the Cake 173 --
Birthday Chart 174 --
Literate Children 174 --
Growing Up 174 --
A Birthday Book 175 --
Books for Older Children 175 --
Birthday Cards 177 --
Make Your Own Post Office 177 --
Learning Letters 178 --
Growing Children 179 --
Talk About Growing 179 --
Guess Who? 179 --
Birthdays in the Past 180 --
Musical Children 181 --
Songs and Music 181 --
Marching Birthday Band 182 --
Mathematical Marching 182 --
Time to Rest 183 --
Birthday Fun and Games 183 --
I Made Ice Cream! 183 --
What Did We Learn? 184 --
Books About Ice Cream 184 --
Party Games 185 --
Assessing and Evaluating Children Playing to Learn on a Birthday 186.
Responsibility: Carol Seefeldt ; [illustrations by Katheryn Davis].

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"Playing to Learn gives you hundreds of activities to make learning fun, through games, small group activities, stories, and more. Each chapter includes activities, games, and experiences that connect different areas of the curriculum. You will also find assessment and evaluation tools and ways to extend learning by connecting home and school."--BOOK JACKET.

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