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326888 (Softbound Book Set)
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326888 (Softbound Book Set)
Age Focus: 1-6
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Developmentally Appropriate Play: Guiding Young Children to a Higher Level

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. Developmentally Appropriate Play 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
  • Provoke children into more complex play
  • Add representation to further enrich play
  • Incorporate standards into play


Age Focus: 3-6; 240 pages



Play: The Pathway from Theory to Practice

Play skills are life skills that stay with children throughout their growing years. They are vital to the overall healthy development of children and help them understand a number of basic principles including recognizing symbols, solving conflict, and taking turns. An updated, expanded revision of the popular Pathways to Play, Play:Pathway from Theory to Practice contains practical suggestions and theoretical information for helping children thrive with play-based learning. Chapters include an explanation of the functional "Play Checklist" to help you observe children's emerging skills and pinpoint areas for improvement, instructions for writing specific and attainable goals for children, and case studies from real classrooms.

Age Focus: 1-5; 304 pages

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