About the Author:

Sandra Heidemann's many roles in the early childhood field have included teaching in regular and therapeutic preschool classrooms, leading workshops, serving as past president of the Minnesota Association for the Education of Young Children, and co-directing a family support program. She is the classroom coordinator of Numbers Work!, an early math professional development initiative.

Sandra Heidemann 's Books

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  • Play (e-book): The Pathway from Theory to Practice

    Authors: Sandra Heidemann, Deborah Hewitt

    Product Code:
    541716 (e-book)
    ISBN:
    978-1-60554-171-6 (e-book)

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    Published by Redleaf Press e-book

    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 pgs.

    $29.95  
  • Play: The Pathway from Theory to Practice

    Authors: Sandra Heidemann, Deborah Hewitt

    Product Code:
    326801 (Softbound)
    541716 (e-book)
    ISBN:
    978-1-933653-73-0 (Softbound)
    978-1-60554-171-6 (e-book)
    Age Focus: 1-5

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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

    $29.95  
    $29.95  
  • When Play Isn’t Fun: Helping Children Resolve Play Conflicts

    Authors: Sandra Heidemann, Deborah Hewitt

    Product Code:
    543055 (Softbound)
    ISBN:
    9781605543055 (Softbound)
    Age Focus: 3-5

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    Published by Redleaf Press free sample When Play Isn't Fun

    Play is essential for children's development and as they learn life skills. But some children face challenges when playing with others, and conflicts can erupt over sharing toys, taking turns, and feeling left out. Despite those moments, children want to play together. With your support and guidance, children can learn how to engage in productive play, resolve struggles, and enjoy group play.

    88 pages

    $12.95  
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