Playing Their Way into Literacies: Reading, Writing and Belonging in the Early Childhood Classroom

Playing Their Way into Literacies: Reading, Writing and Belonging in the Early Childhood Classroom

By: Karen E. Wohlwend (author), Jackie Marsh (foreword_author)Paperback

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Karen Wohlwend provides a new framework for rethinking the boundaries between literacy and play, so that play itself is viewed as a literacy practice along with reading, writing, and design. Through a variety of theoretical lenses, the author presents a portrait of literacy play that connects three play groups: the girls and, importantly, boys, who played with Disney Princess media; ''Just Guys'' who used design and sports media to make a boys-only space; and a group of children who played teacher with big books and other school texts. These young children ''play by design''--using play as a literacy to transform the texts that they read, write, and draw--but also as a tactic to transform their relational identities in the social spaces of peer and school cultures.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780807752609
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9780807752609
  • ISBN10: 0807752606

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