ERIC Number: ED276218
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Aug
Reference Count: 0
An Invitation to Play. Teacher's Guide and Parent Booklet.
The teacher's guide and parent booklet on play are both intended to provide encouragement and ideas for parents of young handicapped children. The teacher's guide stresses the importance of positive parent-child interactions, addresses specific problems of some children (such as lack of mobility or perseveration) during play, and offers suggestions for guiding children through play experiences. An initial section provides background information on play including social stages and cognitive levels of play, play and the handicapped child, enhancing play for children with specific handicapping conditions, observing children at play, and adult involvement in child's play. Specific guidelines for planning and conducting a play workshop for parents include a workshop planning checklist, a sample invitation, suggested workshop displays and activities, workshop discussion questions, and suggested handouts. The last section offers recommendations for maintaining interest in play throughout the year. Eighteen supplemental activity sheets give suggestions for such activities as "dressing up," using "throw-aways" for play, and exploring the outdoors. Sample newsletters and monthly calendars with play ideas are also included. A list of about 90 resources for parents and teachers is appended. The parent booklet, illustrated with photographs, provides 20 one-page suggestions for play activities with handicapped children. Activities include make believe with boxes, kitchen play, blowing bubbles, and sand play. Resources for parents and teachers fill seven pages; a two-page bibligraophy is also provided. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Parents; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Div. for Handicapped Children and Pupil Services.
Note: Wisconsin State Early Childhood: Exceptional Education Needs Project. Photographs will not reproduce well.