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COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL Published by Redleaf Press 10 Yorkton Court St. Paul, MN 55117 www.redleafpress.org © 2014 by Jeff A. Johnson and Denita Dinger All rights reserved. Unless otherwise noted on a specific page, no portion of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or capturing on any information stor- age and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher, except by a reviewer, who may quote brief passages in a critical article or review to be printed in a magazine or newspaper, or electronically transmitted on radio, television, or the Internet. First edition 2014 Cover design by Jim Handrigan Cover photograph by Heather Jones Interior design by Hillspring Books, Inc. Typeset in Myriad Pro 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.        pages cm    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.   LB1139.35.P55J66 2014   372.21—dc23                                                             2013032806 Printed on acid-free paper COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL