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Play: The Pathway from Theory to Practice
Play skills are life skills; as children develop them, they also learn important social skills that they will use throughout their lives. Teachers will find successful strategies for implementing changes in the classroom to enhance the environment for play and techniques to help support children’s development. This is the revised edition of the well-respected and relied-up ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published May 1st 2009 by Redleaf Press
(first published January 1st 2009)
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This book contains many good ideas for facilitating play, the "real work of childhood", with young children. It includes tips on including children who are speakers of English as a second language and children with a variety of delays/disabilities. I especially appreciated the observational checklists of play behaviors and plan to use them in assessing progress toward IEP goals.