Play Contexts Revisited

Author: Stuart Reifel

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781567504231

Category: Education

Page: 288

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Furthers discourse and understanding about the complex phenomenon known as play.
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You Can't Say You Can't Play

Author: Vivian Gussin Paley

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674041769

Category: Education

Page: 144

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Who of us cannot remember the pain and humiliation of being rejected by our classmates? However thick-skinned or immune to such assaults we may become as adults, the memory of those early exclusions is as palpable to each of us today as it is common to human experience. We remember the uncertainty of separating from our home and entering school as strangers and, more than the relief of making friends, we recall the cruel moments of our own isolation as well as those children we knew were destined to remain strangers. In this book Vivian Paley employs a unique strategy to probe the moral dimensions of the classroom. She departs from her previous work by extending her analysis to children through the fifth grade, all the while weaving remarkable fairy tale into her narrative description. Paley introduces a new rule-You can't say you can't play-to her kindergarten classroom and solicits the opinions of older children regarding the fairness of such a rule. We hear from those who are rejected as well as those who do the rejecting. One child, objecting to the rule, says, It will be fairer, but how are we going to have any fun? Another child defends the principle of classroom bosses as a more benign way of excluding the unwanted. In a brilliant twist, Faley mixes fantasy and reality, and introduces a new voice into the debate: Magpie, a magical bird, who brings lonely people to a place where a full share of the sun is rightfully theirs. Myth and morality begin to proclaim the same message and the schoolhouse will be the crucible in which the new order is tried. A struggle ensues and even the Magpie stories cannot avoid the scrutiny of this merciless pack of social philosophers who will not be easily caught in a morality tale. You Can't Say You Can't Play speaks to some of our most deeply held beliefs. Is exclusivity part of human nature? Can we legislate fairness and still nurture creativity and individuality? Can children be freed from the habit of rejection? These are some of the questions. The answers are to be found in the words of Paley's schoolchildren and in the wisdom of their teacher who respectfully listens to them.
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Women Food and God

An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything

Author: Geneen Roth

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439167389

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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Embraced by Oprah, the #1 New York Times bestselling guide that explains the connection between eating and emotion from Geneen Roth—noted authority on mindful eating. No matter how sophisticated or wealthy or broke or enlightened you are, how you eat tells all. After three decades of studying, teaching, and writing about our compulsions with food, bestselling author Geneen Roth adds a powerful new dimension to her work in Women Food and God. She begins with her most basic concept: the way you eat is inseparable from your core beliefs about being alive. Your relationship with food is an exact mirror of your feelings about love, fear, anger, meaning, transformation and, yes, even God. A timeless and seminal work, Women Food and God shows how going beyond the food and the feelings takes you deeper into realms of spirit and soul—to the bright center of your own life.
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Planning for Learning through Food

Author: Rachel Sparks Linfield

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1909101478

Category: Education

Page: 26

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Plan for six weeks of learning covering all six areas of learning and development of the EYFS through the topic of food. The Planning for Learning series is a series of topic books written around the Early Years Foundation Stage designed to make planning easy. This book takes you through six weeks of activities on the theme of food and eating. Each activity is linked to a specific Early Learning Goal, and the book contains a skills overview so that practitioners can keep track of which areas of learning and development they are promoting. This book also includes a photocopiable page to give to parents with ideas for them to get involved with their children's topic, as well as ideas for bringing the six weeks of learning together. The weekly themes in this book include: favourite food, buying and selling food, fruit and vegetables, food from around the world, fairytale or nursery rhyme food, and food for special occasions.
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Literacy Play Centers, Grades PK - K

Author: Maureen Walcavich,Karen Bauer

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN: 1604183497

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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Play is how young children learn. Use Literacy Play Centers for students in grades PK–K to build understanding of literacy, mathematics, and community. The book includes 15 centers, including Grocery Store, Doctor’s Office, Barbershop/Hair Salon, Post Office, Florist Shop, and Bank. The fun role-playing activities help students develop cooperation, negotiation, and sharing while incorporating phonemic awareness, letters of the alphabet and their sounds, rhyming words, syllables, concepts of print, number and shape recognition, graphing, and estimation. This 160-page book includes detailed procedures, goals, objectives, a list of theme-related children’s literature, skills indexes for math and language arts, and information on embedding assessment throughout the year.
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Learning Through Play

A Practical Guide for Teaching Young Children. Problem solving

Author: Ellen Booth Church

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780590494854

Category: Education

Page: 80

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Children's Language

Author: Keith E. Nelson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780898592641

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 505

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First published in 1982. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Flowers in the Attic: A Stage Play

Author: V.C. Andrews

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501103954

Category: Drama

Page: 80

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The only official stage play of V.C. Andrews’s enduring classic of forbidden love—adapted by Andrew Neiderman (The Devil’s Advocate). Experience in this new format the original story that captured the world’s imagination and earned V.C. Andrews a fiercely devoted readership. At the top of the stairs there are four secrets hidden. Blond, beautiful, innocent, and struggling to stay alive . . . They were a perfect family, golden and carefree—until a heartbreaking tragedy shattered their happiness. Now, for the sake of an inheritance that will ensure their future, the children must be hidden away out of sight, as if they never existed. Kept on the top floor of their grandmotherds vast mansion, their loving mother assures them it will be just for a little while. But as brutal days swell into agonizing months and years, Cathy, Chris, and twins Cory and Carrie, realize their survival is at the mercy of their cruel and superstitious grandmother . . . and this cramped and helpless world may be the only one they ever know. Book One of the Dollanganger series, the sequels include Petals in the Wind, If There Be Thorns, Seeds of Yesterday, and Garden of Shadows. Then experience the attic from Christopher’s point of view in Christopher’s Diary: Secrets of Foxworth and Christopher’s Diary: Echoes of Dollanganger.
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