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'An engaging read which prompts thought about the fundamental nature and importance of play'- Nursery World
A valid book containing a range of perspectives suitable for Level 3 and Foundation degree students.
This is a very useful book covering a lot of areas regarding the importance of play. It is useful for students to dip in and out of; the easy to access format will facilitate this. The chapter on 'developing a pedagogy for play' is particularly useful and challenges students to relate to current practice.
A good text for students regarding the importance of play.
This book is really great - particularly useful for students studying a Degree in Childhood Studies.
Will recommend to my students to use for their esssay.
Excellent case studies and points for discussion. Ideal for education students studying early years play.
Clearly written, easy to use and very helpful
Excellent informative book which the students found very useful
Play is a big part of the new early years qualifications and this book will help learners to develop ideas
a useful text for students completing final projects on Early Years
Excellent resource that is beneficial in the delivery of at least two units. Was in a language that students understood and found a useful resource for completing their assignments. This is a book that is an easy read and students found interesting to read. I certainly will be using this book alongside my teaching.
Very useful reference text for students and will be referenced in lectures for students to be aware of as a useful resource to supplement other texts in Early Education and care training.
This book has been a useful addition for the module, Early Childhood Pedagogy. It gives the students a good overview of the perspectives around play and practical application of this.
Good, clear explanations. Will be beneficial for students to use this book for the play module
This is an easy to read publication that is engaging and interesting. It is clearly laid out and would be beneficial for students wanting to gain a deeper understanding of play.
For those who are serious about investigating the world of childhood and the role of play, both from a child's perspective and academically, Exploring Play for Early Childhood Studies is essential reading. With a breadth of coverage and detailed analysis, there is no other place to start than this book.
Well laid out clearly organised with clear signposts for reviewing/revisiting the chapters. Some really helpful tables/charts which summarise some of the key points. It is so good to have such a detailed book on play when it is in danger of being marginalised as a result of political quest for outcomes. Some useful references to different theorists provide helpful prompts and signposts to further.
This text has been used for those students who are conducting a Major Study on Play in Early Years. The students have been asked to purchase a copy as a key text for their study.
Other books are better.
Fantastic and informative book especially for newcomers and students. Definitely an essential reading for the students.
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