Play, Learning and the Early Childhood Curriculum
- Elizabeth Wood - University of Sheffield, UK
Curriculum Development | Play | Play
The new edition includes coverage of:
- play in education policies; UK and international perspectives
- working with parents
- social and cultural diversity
- children with special educational needs and disabilities
- outdoor play
Each chapter includes case studies provided by practitioners, along with questions and tasks to promote critical engagement and reflection on key issues and debates.
This book is for students on Childhood Studies courses and those on Initial Teacher Education and Masters programmes in early childhood and primary education. Experienced practitioners on CPD courses will also find it useful.
Very useful for those doing modules linked to early years practice and provision.
Very suited to the course outline and practical
An excellent book for anyone studying a foundation degree in early childhood studies. The author offers an in-depth exploration on the impact of play on children's learning and development. Concepts of play are discussed in detail.
This book is easy to access and has an interesting mix of activities, case studies, diagrams and examples of children's work. It will be extremely useful for the Play, Learning and Development module.
An accesible book which gives a good underpinning to play and suporting it in the curriculum.
An excellent book which provides detail on play, the impact on learning and the relevance to early childhood curriculae. This book supports students who are exploring the issues of play, pitched at level 3 and beyond. Very informative and easy to read.
Comprehensive and timely book for all early years courses. Highly recommended.
A useful and up-to-date overview of one of the most important facets of early years learning.
This text would be useful within the module where Play is an essential part of the teaching.
Contemporary debates surrounding playful pedagogy and the early year’s curriculum are thoroughly discussed in the informative text. Excellent resource for truly understanding play. Highly recommended for undergraduate as well as postgraduate study.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter One: Understanding Play: Complexity and Challenge