Published by Redleaf Press
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www.redleafpress.org © 2014 by Jeff A. Johnson and Denita Dinger
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Internet. First edition 2014
Cover design by Jim Handrigan
Cover photograph by Heather Jones
Interior design by Hillspring Books, Inc.
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Interior photographs by Jeff A. Johnson and Denita Dinger, except photographs on pages xvi, 91, 93, and 94 by Sandra Cole;
photographs on pages 54 and 55 by Tammy Lockwood; and photographs on pages 79, 80, 160, and 161 by Lisa Ditlefsen
Printed in the United States of America
21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Johnson, Jeff A., 1969-
Let’s play : (un)curriculum early learning adventures / Jeff A. Johnson, Denita Dinger.
Summary: “Let’s Play provides a variety of budget-friendly, child-centered experiences that lead to countless learning oppor-
tunities. Each chapter outlines an open-ended play adventure with instructions, photographs, and fresh ideas for children to
explore everything from worms to magnets” — Provided by publisher.
ISBN 978-1-60554-127-3 (pbk.)
ISBN 978-1-60554-342-0 (e-book)
1. Play—United States. 2. Early childhood education—United States. 3. Early childhood education—Curricula—United
States. 4. Early childhood education—Activity programs—United States. I. Dinger, Denita. II. Title.
Printed on acid-free paper