Facilitate High-Level Play Experiences
The Pathway from Theory to
Sandra Heidemann & Deborah Hewitt
Help children build cooperative play
skills and develop social competence.
This revised edition of Pathways to Play
contains a checklist to identify where
children are having problems, activity
ideas to encourage play skills, specifi c
teaching strategies, assessment options,
and an examination of how play theory
translates into practice. Age focus: 1–5.
Softbound, 304 pgs.
THE POWER OF PLAY
Learning What Comes Naturally
David Elkind, PhD
Restore play’s respected place in children’s lives, at home,
at school, and in the larger community. Unscheduled,
imaginative play goes far in preparing children for academic
and social success. Expert analysis of research and powerful
situational examples show that play is essential in fostering
healthy mental and social development. Softbound, 256 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,
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.
THE OUTDOOR PLAYSPACE
For Children Birth to Five Years
Sue Elliott, editor
Challenge your perceptions 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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Guiding Young Children
to a Higher Level
Enhance the depth and richness of young
children’s play to benefi t their early learning.
Aligned with the new Developmentally
Appropriate Play guidelines from the
National Association for the Education of
Young Children (NAEYC), this resource
provides information on planning and
facilitating purposeful play, incorporating
standards into play, and strategies to help
children reach higher levels of play. Age
focus: 3–6. Softbound, 240 pgs.