Encourage Productive Play
DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE PLAY
Guiding Young Children to a Higher Level
Enhance the depth and richness of young children’s play to benefi t their
early learning. Aligning with the new Developmentally Appropriate
Play guidelines from the National Association for the Education of
Young Children, 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, 208 pgs.
COME AND PLAY
Sensory-Integration Strategies for Children with
Play is necessary for children to learn and developmentally thrive.
For this reason, early intervention is vital in addressing and
redirecting play challenges that may appear in young children. Come
and Play addresses fi ve common play challenges—dabbling during
play, roaming during play, feeling anxious during play, detaching
during play, or being rejected during play—and provides key
intervention guidelines and sample play plans for each challenge.
Throughout this book, you will also fi nd sensory integration tips and
activities to promote positive and productive play. Age focus: 1–8.
Softbound, 224 pgs.
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“By far the most infl uential gift you’ll present to a young
child is a healthy concept of play, including how to be
successful at play with peers.”
“Teachers who read this book will be informed
and prepared to defend the value of play and at
the same time will be able to ensure that the
play in their classrooms is valuable.”
—Ellen Frede, PhD
Co-Director of the National Institute for
Early Education Research