Serious Fun

Serious Fun

How Guided Play Extends Children's Learning

Powerful Playful Learning

Edited by Marie L. Masterson and Holly Bohart

Published by: National Association for the Education of Young Ch

Imprint: The National Association for the Education of Youn

144 Pages, 8.00 x 10.00 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781938113390
  • Published: February 2019


A guide for teachers about the importance of planning learning experiences that integrate child-centered play with rich content-based instruction. Serious Fun emphasizes a teachers’ active role in children’s play in order to guide learning. Organized into two sections, Serious Fun first looks at strategies teachers can use to connect play to learning. The second focuses on playful learning in math, literacy, drama, art, STEM, and outdoors.