About the Author:

Deborah Hewitt's experience in the early childhood field includes work as a therapeutic preschool teacher, consultant for child care providers, Child Development Associate advisor, workshop leader, school readiness program teacher, and a member of the board of directors of the Minnesota Association for the Education of Young Children. Currently, she works for the MN Department of Education as an early childhood education specialist and provides staffing to MN Early Learning Council.

Deborah Hewitt 's Books

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  • Play: The Pathway from Theory to Practice

    Authors: Sandra Heidemann, Deborah Hewitt

    Product Code:
    326801 (Softbound)
    978-1-933653-73-0 (Softbound)
    Age Focus: 1-5

    Description & More Details

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    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.

    304 pages

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