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Play at the Center of the Curriculum



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This is the 5th edition with a publication date of 7/2/2010.

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Prepare with the Power of Classroom Practice. Complete Assignments and Activities to apply text content to real classroom situations. Authentic classroom video shows real teachers and students interacting, and helps prepare you for the classroom. Explore the Building Teaching Skills and Dispositions exercises to practice and strengthen the skills that are essential to teaching. Case studies offer real-life perspectives on common issues and challenges faced in the classroom. Authentic student and teacher classroom artifacts provide you with the actual types of materials encountered every day by teachers. To order this book WITH MyEducationLab, use either ISBN: ISBN-13: 9780131381186 ISBN-10: 0131381180

Table of Contents

  1. Looking at Play Through Teachers’ Eyes
  2. Play and Development: Theory
  3. Play as the Cornerstone of Development: The Literature 
  4. Orchestrating Children’s Play: Setting the Stage
  5. Orchestrating Play: Interactions with Children
  6. Play as a Tool for Assessment
  7. Mathematics in the Play-Centered Curriculum
  8. Language, Literacy, and Play
  9. Science in the Play-Centered Curriculum
  10. The Arts in the Play-Centered Curriculum
  11. Play and Socialization
  12. Outdoor Play
  13. Play, Toys, and Technology
  14. Conclusions: Integrating Play, Development, and Practice


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