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Play and Learning Go Hand-in-Hand!
MAGIC CAPES, AMAZING POWERS
Transforming Superhero Play in the Classroom
Alleviate adults’ worries about superhero and
weapons play and allow children to do what they
do best—play! This unique resource emphasizes
redirection, storytelling, dramatic-play materials,
antibias curriculum, and setting clear limits.
Softbound, 224 pgs.
No Batteries. No Plugs. Pure Fun.
Find hundreds and hundreds of battery-free, screen-free,
chirp and beep-free games and fun variations that stretch the
imagination, spark creativity, build strong bodies, and forge
deep friendships. Ages 1–12. Softbound, 432 pgs.
A SHOW OF HANDS
Using Puppets with Young Children
Ingrid M. Crepeau & M. Ann Richards
Use puppets to support emergent literacy skills, introduce children’s literature, and
assist in lesson-plan development. Instructions are included for designing, constructing,
and purchasing puppets. Softbound, 232 pgs.
Birth to Five
about early childhood outdoor playspaces.
Photographs, case studies, and chapters
fi lled with helpful insight illustrate and
inspire the transformation of generic
and synthetic playspaces into those
that are natural, dynamic, and engaging.
Softbound, 224 pgs.
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THE IMPORTANCE OF PLAY
Play should be a part of every child’s
day! Promote its importance by
highlighting the skills learned through
play, including cooperation and
negotiation, mastering physical skills,
appreciating beauty, exploring senses,
and more. Approved by NAEYC.
18” x 24” laminated poster.
A Vygotskian Approach
Elena Bodrova, PhD, &
Deborah J. Leong, PhD
An excellent introduction to Vygotskian
theory, this program clearly illustrates
the belief that social interaction is
necessary for learning. Through play
with others, children can move from
what they know to what they can learn. Many examples of
shared play, coaching, modeling, and thoughtful comments
to extend play are included. DVD, 26 min.
LIS S H H EEDBY
18” x 24” laminated poster!