Enhancing Learning Through Play PDF ePub eBook

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Enhancing Learning Through Play free pdf Written to support early years' professionals who are fascinated by the complexities and implications of early development, this fully updated second edition explains why children need to play and offers practical guidance on how to best support children's development and learning through play. Based on a wealth of research in the field, this accesible and engaging book explores why children behave as they do at different ages and stages in their development and shows how play can complement and enhance their social, emotional, perceptual motor and intellectual development. The author shows how detailed observations of children at playcan lead to providing the most appropriate learning opportunities for children with different aptitudes and abilities. Topics discussed include: the learning potential within different play activities- how emotional intelligence and children's self-esteem contribute to overall development- supporting children that find it difficult to play- gender bias- the nature versus nurture debate- using observations to ensure appropriate play experiences- Ideas and strategies for carrying out small scale research. With suggestions for research questions and action research that can be used for continuing professional development, this text is ideal for practioners and students wanting to fully understand how play can enhance children's overall development.

About Christine Macintyre

Christine Macintyre, formerly a Fellow and Senior Lecturer at Moray House School of Education at the University of Edinburgh, is currently engaged in supporting the development of 'The Child's Journey' in Kirklees and providing guidelines for teachers of children with special needs in Kuwait. She does consultancy work at home and abroad on all aspects of children's development, particularly in the early years.

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Author : Christine Macintyre
Publisher : Routledge
Data Published : 15 September 2011
ISBN : 0415671256
EAN : 9780415671255
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 160 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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