Spotlight on Young Children: Exploring Play (Paperback)

Spotlight on Young Children: Exploring Play By Holly Bohart (Editor), Kathy Charner (Editor), Derry Koralek (Editor) Cover Image
By Holly Bohart (Editor), Kathy Charner (Editor), Derry Koralek (Editor)
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Emphasize the importance of play and learning from infancy through the primary grades

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

This book is part of NAEYC's best-selling Spotlight series―great resources for the college classroom and for professional development.

About the Author

Holly Bohart is senior editor in Books and Related Resources at NAEYC. She formerly taught in special education early childhood programs.Kathy Charner is editor in chief of NAEYC's Books and Related Resources department, with responsibility for the content, management, publication, and general excellence of the books and brochures published by NAEYC. Before joining NAEYC, Kathy was editor in chief at Gryphon House for more than 20 years.Derry Koralek, chief publishing officer of NAEYC, oversees the development of all print and digital publishing, including books, brochures, periodicals, professional development guides, posters, and websites for educators and families. Derry is editor in chief of Young Children and TYC--Teaching Young Children.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781938113147
ISBN-10: 1938113144
Publisher: National Association for the Education of You
Publication Date: February 28th, 2015
Pages: 136
Language: English