About the Author:

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 and is currently working on a PhD in early childhood special education from Kent State University.

Thomas Rendon 's Books

  • Saving Play: Addressing Standards through Play-Based Learning in Preschool and Kindergarten

    Authors: Gaye Gronlund, Thomas Rendon

    Product Code:
    545301 (Softbound)
    978-1-60554-530-1 (Softbound)
    Age Focus: 3–6

    Description & More Details

    Published by Redleaf Press Free sample chapter

    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.

    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.

    Age focus: 3–6.

    Softbound, 236 pgs.

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