Playing to Learn
Developing High Quality Experiences for Babies and Toddlers
AUTHOR: Langston, Ann and Abbott, Lesley
PUBLISHER: McGraw-Hill Education
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Estelle Morris, Programme Director for Early Childhood Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
Playing to Learn exemplifies what babies' and young children's play and learning is like in the first three years. A DVD, case studies and examples support parents and practitioners, working in a wide range of settings, to learn more about the conditions and contexts for play and learning.
Developed as the result of a project undertaken in five early years centres in the UK, focusing on high quality experiences for children from birth to three, the resource materials are highly relevant for training and professional development, addressing significant issues relating to childcare practice.
The underlying message is that when children play they also learn, and the authors explore this in further detail by examining the following questions:
- How can we gain a better understanding of young children's learning and development?
- How are play and learning connected for young children?
- What kinds of provision and interactions do babies and young children need?
Playing to Learn is an essential resource for practitioners working with babies and toddlers in out-of-home settings; and is useful and informative for parents of young children.
PUBLICATION DATE: 3/1/2007
CATEGORY: Education, Psychology