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NEW from Redleaf Press Shop Online at NEW! Help children resolve play conflicts Play can be fun, but sometimes, it can be painful or discouraging. Children might fight over toys, friends, or rules. Children might feel left out, or they may not fit into the group. This workbook will broaden your knowledge about the important topic of play, help you understand common challenges children might experience in play, and explore problem-solving strategies. It also provides suggestions for setting up your environment, schedule, and curriculum for play. Hands-on techniques, assessments, reflection questions, and exercises are included to help you more effectively support and strengthen children’s play. Use this workbook on your own, with your teaching team, or in workshops. Age focus: 3–5. Softbound, 88 pgs. Available May 2014. #543147 $19.95 LI S H E D BY ESS When Play Isn’t Fun #543055 $12.95 ED R Includes one copy each of When Play Isn’t Fun and When Play Isn’t Easy. PR NEW! When Play Isn’t Fun/ Easy Set PUB Save more than $5 when you buy both workbooks LEAF (E-book #543062 $12.95) S H E D BY ED PR ESS LI R When Play Isn’t Easy #543079 $12.95 PUB NEW! Support children as they enter and sustain play LEAF (E-book #543086 $12.95) Play is vital to children’s overall healthy development. When they have difficulty joining or participating in group play, it’s important to pinpoint the challenges that are occurring. This workbook offers a detailed look at the Play Checklist—a tool to help you identify reasons why play might not be easy for children—and provides specific language and activities you can use to facilitate play and help children improve their play skills. It also explores the ways play connects to early learning standards and presents self-assessments, reflection questions, exercises, and specific ways you can help children develop deeper, more meaningful play experiences. Use this workbook on your own, with your teaching team, or in workshops. Age focus: 3–5. Softbound, 88 pgs. Available May 2014. Don’t miss Sandra Heidemann and Deborah Hewitt’s in-depth exploration of strategies that support play S H E D BY ESS LI ED PR Play #326801 $29.95 R An essential resource for every early childhood setting, Play provides the information, guidance, and support you need to understand the vast impact and significance play has on young children. It offers an easy-to-use, ten-item Play Checklist that will help you identify where a child is encountering cooperative play problems and plan goals for improving those play skills. It also includes an overview of common play theories, suggestions for enhancing group play, an outline of factors that may influence the development of typical play skills, an explanation for using authentic assessment to evaluate a child’s play skills, and a framework for developing lesson plans. Age focus: 1–5. Softbound, 304 pgs. PUB Play skills are life skills LEAF (E-book #541716 $29.95) 3 Pg2&3.SPR14.indd 2 11/4/13 12:13 PM