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113390 (Book)
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Learn in the Context of Playful Situations

Guided play is a powerful tool educators can use to help preschoolers and kindergartners learn essential knowledge and skills in the context of playful situations. Apply the information, strategies, and ideas in this book to:

  • Provide content-rich, joyful learning experiences
  • Balance child-guided and adult-guided play
  • Set up play environments with learning goals in mind
  • Offer suggestions and questions during play to prompt children’s reflection and deeper learning

Young children’s natural curiosity and dynamic imaginations can lead to exciting and meaningful learning opportunities. Discover how to provide guided play experiences along with opportunities for unstructured play to support children’s knowledge in key areas and their lifelong enjoyment and pursuit of learning.

About Marie L. Masterson, PhD

Marie L. Masterson, PhD, is the Director of Quality Assessment at the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University and former professor of early childhood education. more..