Let the expert on Early Years Play explain the key ideas and best practice.Professor Tina Bruce, an acknowledged expert on play, has a real talent for presenting key ideas and difficult concept in a clear and straightforward manner. This definitive guide to the values behind play, the importance of play for child development from 0 to 5 years old, and best practice for cultivating play in an Early Years or Educational setting. She shows that play helps children to achieve the highest form of learning in early childhood. This is an ideal text for those studying Play at levels 3 and 4, Foundation Degrees, Undergraduate Early Childhood Studies and Primary Education courses, Postgraduate study and for those working in an Early Years setting.
Tina Bruce, CBE, is Honorary Professor at Roehampton University, a leading international expert on early childhood and a best selling author.
Part 1 Chapter 1 Setting the scene for learning through play (0-7 years) Chapter 2 Fair play in early childhood practice Part 2 Chapter 3 Observing and describing play (babies) Chapter 4 How play makes sense of learning Chapter 5 How play helps develop abstract ideas Chapter 6 Observing, supporting and extending play (toddlers and young children) Chapter 7 How play helps children to understand other people Chapter 8 Play is the highest form of learning in early childhood Chapter 9 Key messages about learning through play