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Inclusive Play

Inclusive Play
Practical Strategies for Children from Birth to Eight

Second Edition


May 2010 | 136 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This extremely practical and child-focused book gives you the tools you need to make sure all the children in your care are included and involved in the play opportunities of your setting.

Inside the Second Edition, new content includes:

  • Consideration of the early years curricula across the whole of the UK
  • A new chapter on risk and challenge in play
  • New case studies
  • International examples
  • Full coverage of the Birth to Eight age range
  • Consideration of inclusive play from a children's rights perspective

A key book for those in practice, and underpinned by sound theory, this book will help you encourage and support inclusive play throughout your setting; it is packed with activities for you to try, ideas for small changes to make that can have a big impact and clear guidance on writing a play policy.

With a focus on appreciating children as individuals, this book is essential for all early years practitioners and those studying early years at any level.

Understanding Inclusive Play
Play Environments That Support, Intrigue, Challenge and Inspire
Enabling Inclusive Play Opportunities - The Role of Adults
Creative Input, Playful Opportunities
Risk, Challenge and Uncertainty in Inclusive Settings
Working Together
Managing for Inclusive Play

Use to support newly revalidated SEND and Play modules for early years - includes case studies and ideas of observations too

Mrs Terrie Blaszczyk
Froebel College, Roehampton University
June 27, 2018

An excellent text which outlines the importance of inclusive play; essential for students engaging with placement for the first time.

Mrs Heather Elizabeth Brammer
Faculty of Business and Law, Staffordshire University
March 21, 2016

Practical book about play.

Mrs Anna Hreidarsdottir
School of humanitis and social sciences, University of Akureyri
December 13, 2013

An excellent resource of startagies to support learning through play with young children. An excellent guide for early years practitioners and those who work with parents.

Mrs Helen Middleton
Caring, Cardiff and Vale College
October 3, 2013

This book will be used to supplement various taught sessions for the module on Communication, Learning and Play. The first year B.Ed students will be doing placements in Children's Centres across London, and therefore need to take into account issues about diversity and inclusion.

Mr Ian Barrett
Department of Education, London Metropolitan Uni (North Campus)
May 1, 2013

The activities and how to set up an inclusive playground are thought provoking. The author shows us, that it is possible to have inclusive play.

Mrs Asha Bijay
School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Wheelock College Singapore
August 20, 2012

the students found this book easy to use whilst completing the play unit of their course. Most of the students purchased the book for future reference whilst in the work place

Mrs Karen Cooke
Health & Care, Trafford College
June 25, 2012

Practical, insightful and logical, necessary components of a key course text when starting out on an Earlychildhood Education Degree. Key factors outlined to aid the development of a Policy for Inclusive Play within early years settings

Ms Christina Devane
Department of Humanities, Institute of Technology Carlow
August 12, 2011

This is a useful text as trainees sometimes have difficulty understanding the value of play. This book spans the age range 0-8 which makes it more of an interesting read.

Mrs Sarah Martin-Denham
Education , Sunderland University
June 17, 2011

Extremely useful for students working in diverse environments; putting theory into practice.

Mrs Anna Causier
Childcare Learning and Development, South Leicestershire College
May 24, 2011

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