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The excellence of play

Author: Janet R Moyles
Publisher: Maidenhead [England] ; New York : Open University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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This third edition encapsulates the many changes that have taken place in early childhood in the last five years. Whilst retaining its original message of the vital importance of play as a tool for learning, it consolidates this further with current evidence from research and practice.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Janet R Moyles
ISBN: 9780335240944 0335240941
OCLC Number: 620103464
Notes: Previous edition: 2005.
Description: xxi, 313 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Setting the play context. Play and legislated curriculum / Angela Anning --
Work or play: how children learn to read the signals about activity type in today's early years provision / Jan Georgeson and Jane Payler --
Permission to play / Kathy Goouch --
Hunting and gathering: how play helps us to let in, as well as to get in, information about our environment / Rod Parker-Rees --
pt. 2. Play, language and literacy. Playing or having fun? Dilemmas in early literacy / Marian Whitehead --
Play beyond the foundation stage: storytelling, creative writing and self-regulation in able 6-7 year olds / David Whitebread and Helen Jameson --
Children's fantasy role play: why adults should join in / Neil Kitson --
pt. 3. Play and curriculum. Art in the early years / Bernadette Duffy --
Playing music / Linda Pound --
Science and play / Alan Howe and Dan Davies --
Mathematics and play / Rose Griffiths --
Forest School: playing on the wild side / Sara Knight --
pt. 4. Play, pedagogy and culture in early education. The developmental and therapeutic potential of play: re-establishing teachers as play professionals / Justine Howard --
Building friendship through playful learning in the early years / Pat Broadhead --
Personalising transitions: how play can help 'newly arrived children' settle into school / Hilary Fabian and Aline-Wendy Dunlop --
Play in the early years: the influence of cultural difference / Sacha Powell and Tricia David --
Play and the achievement of potential / Theodora Papatheodorou --
Play, the universe and everything! / Tina Bruce.
Responsibility: edited by Janet Moyles.
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