Play at the Center of the Curriculum (6th Edition) – eBook

eBook details

  • Authors: Judith VanHoorn, Patricia Monighan Nourot, Barbara Scales, Keith Rodriguez Alward
  • File Size: 8 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 6th edition (March 31, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0133461750
  • ISBN-13: 9780133461756


The leading etextbook in the field, Play at the Center of the Curriculum 6th edition (in PDF) seamlessly combines the features of a text on play and development with the features of an early childhood curriculum textbook to present a comprehensive, cogent rationale for placing play at the center of a balanced curriculum. Ideal for those who want to engage children in a developmental zone where teachers and children are learning with and from each other, the authors put play at the center of a balanced curriculum that includes spontaneous, guided, and directed play as well as teacher planned instruction. They describe how knowledgeable teachers and instructors use a wide repertoire of strategies to orchestrate the flow from spontaneous play to guided play, to more subject oriented instructions, and back to play. This thoroughly updated and revised 6th Edition interweaves anecdotes of children’s play, empirical evidence from research, theories of play and development, and practical instructional strategies to give young students a clear look at play and the curriculum.


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