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DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM WITH PHONE OR TABLET Also from Redleaf Press by Sandra Heidemann and Deborah Hewitt: When Play Isn’t Fun: Helping Children Resolve Play Conflicts Play: The Pathway from Theory to Practice, revised edition of Pathways to Play From Deborah Hewitt: So This Is Normal Too?, second edition Published by Redleaf Press 10 Yorkton Court St. Paul, MN 55117 © 2014 by Sandra Heidemann and Deborah Hewitt 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 storage 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 Erin New Cover photographs by Steve Wewerka Interior design by Erin New Typeset in Adobe Garamond Pro and Futura 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 Heidemann, Sandra, 1946-   When play isn’t easy : helping children enter and sustain play / Sandra Heidemann, Deborah Hewitt.        pages cm    Summary: “When children have difficulty joining play or participating in group play, it’s important to pinpoint the challenges that are occurring. This book focuses on the reasons why play might not be easy for children—due to language delays, shyness, special needs, or trauma, for example—and provides specific language and activities to facilitate play and help children improve their play skills” — Provided by publisher.    ISBN 978-1-60554-307-9 (paperback) 1. Play—Psychological aspects. 2. Education, Preschool. 3. Child psychology. 4. Child development.   I. Hewitt, Debbie, 1958- II. Title.   LB1139.35.P55H45 2014   303.3'2—dc23                                                             2013044404 Printed on acid-free paper COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL