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545301 (Softbound)
978-1-60554-530-1 (Softbound)
Age Focus: 3–6
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See how learning standards and high-quality play can work together

Play, academics, and standards can work together with the right strategies and support from educators. Take an active role in child-directed play to guide learning. Become a strong advocate for saving play in early childhood education. In addition to the Common Core Standards, learn how child-led, open-ended play addresses learning domains, such as approaches to:

  • Learning
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Physical development

This book is full of research and resources that link academic learning and play experiences. Use the provocative questions for teachers and administrators to effectively share the importance of play in early learning with others, and help restore play to its proper role as both fun and educational.

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About Gaye Gronlund, MA

Gaye Gronlund, MA, is an early childhood consultant and trains educators, administrators, and policy makers across the country. She is a former preschool, kindergarten, and primary teacher of both more..

About Thomas Rendon

Thomas Rendon is the former coordinator of the Iowa Head Start State Collaboration Office and an active supporter of policy to promote play at a state level. He has an MBA from the University of Iowa more..