Product Code:
541273 (Softbound)
978-1-60554-127-3 (Softbound)
Age Focus: 3–5
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Published by Redleaf Press

Budget-friendly, child-centered play experiences that lead to countless learning opportunities

Children's play is focused, purposeful, and full of learning. As children play, they master motor development, learn language and social skills, think creatively, and make cognitive leaps. Let's Play provides a variety of budget-friendly, child-centered experiences that lead to countless learning opportunities. Each chapter outlines an open-ended play adventure with instructions, photographs, and fresh ideas for children to explore everything from worms to magnets. These activity starters were all tested by a slew of early childhood professionals in a variety of settings—including classrooms and in-home child care programs—and approved by the children they work with. Each of the thirty-nine adventures—plus more than 225 play variations—are simple, flexible, engaging, and packed with learning, and they support the philosophy that the best learning is done when children are allowed freedom to play.

This book complements the early learning philosophy shared in the author pair's first book together, Let Them Play: An Early Learning (Un)Curriculum.

224 pgs.

About Jeff A. Johnson

Jeff A. Johnson spent twenty-five years as a child care provider in center- and home-based programs. He now works full time as an author, keynote speaker, podcaster, toymaker, and early learning more..

About Denita Dinger

Denita Dinger has been a child care provider for more than fifteen years and operates a family child care program. For the last five years, she has been a frequent keynote speaker at early childhood more..