Young Children s Play and Creativity

Young Children s Play and Creativity

This book draws on the voices of practitioners, academics and researchers to examine young children’s play, creativity and the participatory nature of their learning.

Author: Gill Goodliff

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781315446837

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This book draws on the voices of practitioners, academics and researchers to examine young children's play, creativity and the participatory nature of their learning. Bringing together a wide range of perspectives from the UK and internationally, it focuses on the level of engagement and exploration involved in children's play and how it can be facilitated in different contexts and cultures. This new reader aims to challenge thinking, promote reflection and stimulate further discussion by bringing together research and practice on play and creativity. Divided into two parts, Part I is written by researchers and academics and explores key themes such as creative meaning making, listening to children's voices, risk and spaces, children's rights, play and technology. Part II is authored by Early Childhood professionals and reveals how practitioners have responded to the issues surrounding play and creativity. Each chapter is contextualised by an introduction to highlight the key points and a list of follow-up questions is also included to encourage reflection and debate. Drawing on the wide-ranging writing of academics, practitioners and researchers, this book is an invaluable resource for students, practitioners and all those who are interested in the essence of play and creativity, what it means for children, and the far-reaching benefits for their well-being, learning and development.
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Young Children s Play Practices with Digital Tablets

Young Children   s Play Practices with Digital Tablets

The ebook version of this title is Open Access, thanks to Knowledge Unlatched funding, and is freely available to read online. This book presents how sets of tablet play characteristics shape children's current digital playgrounds.

Author: Isabel Fróes

Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1787567060

Category: Computers

Page: 160

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The ebook version of this title is Open Access, thanks to Knowledge Unlatched funding, and is freely available to read online. This book presents how sets of tablet play characteristics shape children's current digital playgrounds.
Categories: Computers

Varied Perspectives on Play and Learning

Varied Perspectives on Play and Learning

This book brings together an international group of researchers reporting on their work about play and early childhood education across 13 countries – Norway, Sweden, Denmark, England, Germany, Hong Kong, United States of America, India, ...

Author: Ole Fredrik Lillemyr

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781623964177

Category: Social Science

Page: 245

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This book brings together an international group of researchers reporting on their work about play and early childhood education across 13 countries – Norway, Sweden, Denmark, England, Germany, Hong Kong, United States of America, India, The Maldives, Sri Lanka, Singapore, China and Australia. It contributes to growing international conversations about play and the role of play in early childhood education. Each of the chapters in this anthology reflects different directions in research as well as a range of approaches to reconceptualising play. Each researcher questions assumptions underpinning young children’s play and early childhood education and explores the implications of these questions for further research, practice and policy. Chapters report a wide range of innovative and transformative research, focusing on areas such as the play of infants and toddlers, the role of values in play, the complexity of connections between play and learning, motivation, the role and understandings of early childhood educators in promoting children’s play, risky play and the impact of Westernised approaches to play in different contexts. This book argues for the importance of children’s play at a time when there is a great deal of pressure to increase the academic focus of early education and to eliminate play that could be deemed risky. Several authors note moves towards pedagogies of play and explore the potential links between play and learning in early education settings. The research reported in this book is a timely reminder of the value of play, for and of itself, as well as the learning potential of play. It provides a pathway into the debates about the role and value of play in early years education for students, researchers and policymakers.
Categories: Social Science

Children s Play

Children s Play

In Children's Play, leading experts in play research, child development, and early childhood education examine recent policy decisions and demonstrate the importance of play in helping children learn basic literacy skills, social awareness, ...

Author: Edward Zigler

Publisher: Zero to Three

ISBN: UVA:X004795264

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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Extensive empirical research has documented the value of play for both cognitive and social development. Despite the evidence, educators and policy makers are eliminating the free play periods that have long been a central part of a young child's experience in preschool and childcare. In Children's Play, leading experts in play research, child development, and early childhood education examine recent policy decisions and demonstrate the importance of play in helping children learn basic literacy skills, social awareness, and creative problem solving. Readers will also find a comprehensive summary of the developmental benefits of play, examples of how research has been applied in practice, a multicultural perspective on play, and ideas for how to play imaginative games with children.
Categories: Social Science

Spaces to Play

Spaces to Play

The book also outlines the challenges and future directions for practitioners and researchers in listening to young children.

Author: Alison Clark

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781907969249

Category: Education

Page: 119

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Spaces to Play explains how to use innovative Mosaic approach with young children to ensure their perspectives are the starting point when planning planning outdoor environments in early years provision. An ideal companion to the bestselling introduction, Listening to Young Children: The Mosaic approach, Spaces to Play draws on the findings of a pilot study which used the approach to listen to young children's views and experiences of their outdoor environment, and used the findings to to inform change. It describes how to adapt the Mosaic approach to work in outdoor spaces, demonstrates young children's competencies in expressing their perspectives and explores the links between listening and learning. The book also outlines the challenges and future directions for practitioners and researchers in listening to young children.
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The Routledge International Handbook of Young Children s Thinking and Understanding

The Routledge International Handbook of Young Children s Thinking and Understanding

This is not to dichotomise or reinforce play/not play, or play/work boundaries, because imagination and pretence are the currencies of children's play lives ...

Author: Sue Robson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317597148

Category: Education

Page: 508

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This ground-breaking handbook provides a much-needed, contemporary and authoritative reference text on young children’s thinking. The different perspectives represented in the thirty-nine chapters contribute to a vibrant picture of young children, their ways of thinking and their efforts at understanding, constructing and navigating the world. The Routledge International Handbook of Young Children’s Thinking and Understanding brings together commissioned pieces by a range of hand-picked influential, international authors from a variety of disciplines who share a high public profile for their specific developments in the theories of children’s thinking, learning and understanding. The handbook is organised into four complementary parts: • How can we think about young children’s thinking?: Concepts and contexts • Knowing about the brain and knowing about the mind • Making sense of the world • Documenting and developing children’s thinking Supported throughout with relevant research and case studies, this handbook is an international insight into the many ways there are to understand children and childhood paired with the knowledge that young children have a strong, vital, and creative ability to think and to understand, and to create and contend with the world around them.
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An Integrated Play based Curriculum for Young Children

An Integrated Play based Curriculum for Young Children

Teachers' roles in promoting literacy in the context of play. Early Child Development and Care, 172(1), 23–34. Saracho, O. N. (2002c). Young children's ...

Author: Olivia N. Saracho

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136842115

Category: Education

Page: 416

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Play provides young children with the opportunity to express their ideas, symbolize, and test their knowledge of the world. This book offers the theoretical framework for understanding the origins of an early childhood play-based curriculum and how young children learn and understand concepts in a social and physical environment.
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Young Children Playing and Learning in a Digital Age

Young Children Playing and Learning in a Digital Age

In 2010, Jackie Marsh a leading researcher in the area of digital technologies, popular-culture, literacy and young children's play in the 21st century, ...

Author: Christine Stephen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317224976

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Young Children Playing and Learning in a Digital Age explores the emergence of the digital age and young children’s experiences with digital technologies at home and in educational environments. Drawing on theory and research-based evidence, this book makes an important contribution to understanding the contemporary experiences of young children in the digital age. It argues that a cultural and critically informed perspective allows educators, policy-makers and parents to make sense of children’s digital experiences as they play and learn, enabling informed decision-making about future early years curriculum and practices at home and in early learning and care settings. An essential read for researchers, students, policy-makers and professionals working with children today, this book draws attention to the evolution of digital developments and the relationship between contemporary technologies, play and learning in the early years.
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Children Play and Development

Children  Play  and Development

Children, Play, and Development offers a comprehensive look at children's play from birth to adolescence.

Author: Fergus P. Hughes

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412967693

Category: Education

Page: 359

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Children, Play, and Development offers a comprehensive look at children's play from birth to adolescence.
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A Projective Study of Young Children s Perception of Parental Roles

A Projective Study of Young Children s Perception of Parental Roles

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Young Children's Doll Play Interviews , J. Abnorm . and Soc . Psychol . , 1949 ,
Vol . 44 , P. 490-505 . 2. Amrons , R.B. , Reactions in a Projective Doll Play
Interview ...

Author: Patsy Sue Walker

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C3525973

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Young Children s Personal Social and Emotional Development

Young Children s Personal  Social and Emotional Development

Young children's feet are not chained to the ground by common sense and their ... she has been alert to the plots ' that emerge from children's play .

Author: Marion Dowling

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412906911

Category: Education

Page: 202

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' The no-nonsense style is direct but encouraging for those practitioners with perhaps little time for professional development yet still wanting to keep abreast of current thought and good practice'-Early Years `This author has updated and revised what was already an informative and useful book. A wide range of practitioners will find support here to understand and create good practice for children in PSED. A valuable book that will certainly go on my reading list' - Nursery World `As in the first edition of this important book, Marion Dowling takes up all the main issues confronting those who work with young children in a wide variety of settings. The explanations, case studies and suggestions provide an invaluable resource for all of us who aim to build solid foundations right from the start' - from the foreword by Lillian Katz, Professor of Early Childhood Education, University of Illinois `Marion Dowling's comprehensive and insightful book shows exactly why personal, social and emotional development must be at the heart of any early years curriculum ... it will prove an invaluable guide for practitioners and providers striving to put children's needs at the centre of their work' - Liz Roberts, Editor of Nursery World Magazine `This book is an excellent source of material for existing practitioners, tutors and those embarking on working with young children in whatever capacity' - Dr Jan Savage, Joint Co-ordinator of Early Childhood Studies, University of Plymouth `Those who know the quality of Marion Dowling's work will not be disappointed ... As always her deep understanding of, and sensitivity to, the needs of very young children shines through her work'- Lesley Staggs, National Director, Foundation Stage, Primary National Strategy Young children's personal, social and emotional development is an area of ever-increasing interest to those working in the field of early childhood. The growing awareness of this field of research and training has been boosted by the introduction of a major new government initiative, the Local Authority Sure Start Strategic Plans 2004-2006. This Second Edition revises and expands Marion Dowling's highly acclaimed and influential guide to the subject. It includes an expanded chapter on children's spiritual development, and two new chapters on young children's behaviour and the use of the outdoors as an educational resource. Written in an accessible style and including revealing new case studies, this book is essential reading for students and practitioners. Marion Dowling has extensive and varied experience in the Early Years sector. Recently she has focused on training and consultancy in the UK, Europe and the Pacific Rim.
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Play Learning and the Early Childhood Curriculum

Play  Learning and the Early Childhood Curriculum

This book enables the reader to not only access, and engage with developing theories and ideas, but also provides practical ideas and examples that have been tried and tested in the classroom.

Author: Elizabeth Wood

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446204689

Category: Education

Page: 256

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`An excellent overview of the development in thinking about play, based on research into different aspects of play...This book enables the reader to not only access, and engage with developing theories and ideas, but also provides practical ideas and examples that have been tried and tested in the classroom. This book should be compulsory reading for every teacher of young children who are interested in developing their practice to provide a stimulating, active and playful environment with their children in which effective learning and positive attitudes are developed' - Bernadette Hancock, Headteacher of Christ the King Primary School, Cardiff `One of the major strengths of the book is that it makes some complex theory highly accessible to its audience....This makes it an excellent introductory book for use on inservice and undergraduate programs' - Sue Rogers, Institute of Education `This book aims to improve the quality of play in "educational" settings. It will be valuable for a wide range of practitioners' - Nursery World `In this new and updated edition of an outstanding book, Wood and Attfield once again demonstrate how young children make meaning, and construct knowledge, through play. They combine an informed discussion of the 'ideological tradition' of the early childhood pioneers, which continues to underpin most contemporary provision, with a refreshing openness to the new insights provided by recent research, and the new opportunities offered by the Foundation Stage era. Their unrivalled explanation of the links between theorists, such as Vygotsky, and classroom provision for play, is now expanded through considerations of recent findings in neuroscience, and a renewed awareness of the sociocultural contexts of childhood, as well as by studies which acknowledge the importance of boisterous, rough-and-tumble, play activities for children's development. And throughout, they remind readers and practitioners of the important distinction between play as a spontaneous activity of children ('play as such'), and the play which educators offer as a medium for learning' - Elizabeth Brooker, Course Leader: MA in Childhood Studies, Institute of Education 'This book provides a thorough and up-to-date overview of the topical issue of teaching and learning through play. Chapters cover issues including assessment through play, the role of adults in children's play, the impact of play on social and emotional learning and how to develop a whole-school approach to learning through play. ...This book is theoretical and detailed but extremely interesting and there is certainly practical information to be found in it' - Early Talk This timely Second Edition explores recent developments which strongly endorse play as an integral part of the curriculum. The content has been fully revised to reflect contemporary thinking about the role and value of play in early childhood and beyond. A key focus is the provision of a secure theoretical and practical grounding for developing a pedagogy of play. In the first section, the authors provide an overview of recent developments in education policies, and reviews of research into different aspects of play. In the second section, the emphasis is on classroom practice, specifically: organizing and developing play with particular reference to the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1; establishing progression and continuity with Key Stage 1; assessing children's learning through play; the role of adults in children's play; using the plan-do-review approach to integrate child-initiated and adult-directed play; the importance of socio-dramatic play for children's social and emotional learning; and developing a whole-school play ethos. This book enables practitioners to create unity between play, learning and teaching, and to improve the quality of children's learning. New material provided by practitioners has been added, to show how this unity can be successfully achieved. This is an essential text for students of education. It is highly recommended to those undertaking degrees in Childhood Studies and those on Initial Teacher Training programmes in early years and primary education.
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Play

Play

Author: Cynthia James

Publisher:

ISBN: 0904187160

Category: Education

Page: 16

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Understanding Your Young Child with Special Needs

Understanding Your Young Child with Special Needs

Play is children's work and not merely a way of passing time when nothing of importance is happening. Because play is inherently pleasurable, ...

Author: Pamela Bartram

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1846426553

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 80

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Understanding Your Young Child with Special Needs explores the developmental impact of disability on normal stages of child development, and examines the complex nature of the emotional bonds between parents and their children with special needs. Placing the child and his or her personality, family life, feelings and behaviours in the foreground, Bartram addresses all the 'ordinary' challenges and tasks of parenting, such as sibling relationships, nursery and school, toilet training, and healthy aggression, as well as those that are of particular relevance to the parents of young children with special needs. This accessible book will provide a wealth of information to help parents of a child with special needs understand his or her development and their own relationship with the child, and will also be of interest to professionals working with babies and pre-school children with special needs.
Categories: Family & Relationships