PLAY
Developmentally Appropriate Play
Enhance the depth and richness of children’s play
Developmentally appropriate play is complex, long-lasting, and all-engaging for
children. It requires facilitation and guidance, thoughtful planning, and attention to the
environment and materials. Follows the new Developmentally Appropriate Practice
guidelines from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
and includes information to help you:
• Identify and plan purposeful play
• Guide children to make choices
• Interact with children to enhance play
• Encourage children into more complex play
• Add representation to further enrich play
• Incorporate standards into play
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R Why Children Play
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PUB The Power of
Physical Play DVD
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ESS Explore how
physical play
develops and
leads to learning
Discover why playing IS school readiness with this
updated guide from the Ooey Gooey Lady®, Lisa
Murphy. Timely research and new stories highlight
how play is vital to the social, physical, cognitive,
and spiritual development of young children. Learn
the “what” and the “why” of “The Seven Things”
caregivers should do with children every day. As
play is forced out of early childhood environments
over cries for more academic preschools,
understanding that children’s learning happens
through play is more important than ever. Age
focus: 0–8. Softbound, 192 pgs.

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Explore the levels of children’s play
and teachers’ roles. Video clips,
narratives from Gaye Gronlund,
reflection questions, printable
materials, and resources are
included. CD-ROM.

Play is the foundation of learning
Lisa Murphy on Play, Second Edition
#544410 $24.95
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expertise to your next
training event
Partner with families
As an early childhood professional, you know that play
is essential for young children’s learning. With Why
Children Play, you can share this important message with
families and help them advocate for the best—and most
advantageous—play experiences for their children. Pack of
25 booklets, 12 pgs. each.

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Appropriate Play Stories
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PUB Age focus: 3–6. Softbound, 240 pgs.

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From gross motor play
to risky play, discover
how to support and
encourage development
through play. Also
includes a booklet
broken down by chapter
to help plan training
sessions and provide
supporting information.

Age focus: 0–7. 2 DVDs,
114 min.





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New! 40
fun sensory
experiences for
young learners
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PUB Recipes for Messy Play
#609659 $17.95
R Messy play is one of the
great joys of early childhood.

This book uses 40 fun,
open-ended, and creative
recipes for children to build
literacy, numeracy, and social-
emotional skills. Easel-backed,
self-standing package, for
easy reading. Age focus: 1–8.

Spiral, 48 pgs.

Scan the QR code or visit
RedleafPress.org/rough-and-tumble for an exclusive video of Mike Huber
demonstrating and discussing the
benefits of physical play
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Embracing Rough-
and-Tumble Play
Family Companion
#545349 $24.95
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ED Help families learn about
the importance of rough-
and-tumble play for all
children. This companion to
Embracing Rough-and-Tumble
Play will help families feel
more comfortable with
physical play and their
children’s safety. Age focus:
0–8. Pack of 25 booklets,
12 pgs each.

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Planning for Play, Observation, and
Learning in Preschool and Kindergarten
#541136 $29.95
Bring families
into the fun of
rough-and- tumble play
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An essential planning
resource for classroom
teachers Practical application techniques
help you create a cycle of planning
and observation and use a play-
based curriculum to help young
children thrive in your classroom.

Age focus: 3–6. Softbound,
232 pgs.

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This practical, hands-on resource encourages you to
incorporate boisterous physical play into every day. It offers
concrete advice on how to create spaces for safe play, how to
effectively work big body movement into your daily schedule,
and how to use physical play to make your teaching practice
more dynamic and effective. 185 photos. Age focus: 0–8.

Softbound, 240 pgs. Full color.

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#543864 $15.95
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Embracing Rough-and-Tumble Play
#544687 $39.95
R When children play, it can often
create a mess, but what a beautiful
mess it is! Creating a Beautiful
Mess provides adults with the ten
most important play experiences
children need and shows how they
represent a balance that supports
learning, provides physical activity,
encourages creative expression,
and promotes social and family
connections. This is a book that
can be enjoyed by early childhood
professionals and families alike.

Age focus: 3–6. Softbound,
184 pgs.

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