Spotlight on Young Children: Exploring Play

Spotlight on Young Children: Exploring Play

Spotlight on Young Children series

Edited by Holly Bohart, Kathy Charner and Derry Koralek

Published by: National Association for the Education of Young Ch

Imprint: The National Association for the Education of Youn

136 Pages, 8.38 x 10.88 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781938113147
  • Published: February 2015

$25.00

Supporting Young Children's Play and Learning Discover ways to provide a strong curricular approach for young children’s learning while endorsing a playful pedagogy. The articles in this collection emphasize using play to promote children’s skills in problem solving, decision making, and self-regulation; engaging diverse learners in play activities; and partnering with families to further children’s playful learning. Specific topics include ways educators can - Support infants’ and toddlers’ active explorations with sensory activities and unique materials - Provide opportunities for children to engage in active, physical play - Guide children’s learning through art play - Communicate to others the importance and value of play for children from birth through third grade Included is a professional development guide with questions and activities to help readers reflect on current teaching practices and inspire them to incorporate new ones.