ERIC Number: ED433969
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Child's Play: Revisiting Play in Early Childhood Settings.
Dau, Elizabeth, Ed.; Jones, Elizabeth, Ed.
Noting that play is an essential aspect of learning for young children, this book presents a collection of articles on children's play in Australia. Part 1, "Play, Development, and Learning," contains the following chapters: (1) "The Role of Play in Development and Learning" (Ann Glover); (2) "Stop, Look, and Listen: Adopting an Investigative Stance when Children Play" (Elspeth Harley); and (3) "Thinking about Play, Playing about Thinking" (Sue Dockett). Chapters in part 2, "Play and Diversity," are: (4) "Developmentally Appropriate Play and Turtle Hunting" (Lyn Fasoli); (5) "Embarking on a Journey: Aboriginal Children and Play" (Veronica Johns); (6) "Universal Fantasy: The Domination of Western Theories of Play" (Marilyn Fleer); (7) "Even Pink Tents Have Glass Ceilings: Crossing the Gender Boundaries in Pretend Play" (Glenda MacNaughton); (8) "Play and the Gifted Child" (Cathie Harrison and Kim Tegel); and (9) "The Place of Play for Young Children with Disabilities in Mainstream Education" (Barbara Creaser). Part 3, "The Play Environment, Resources, and the Adult's Role," contains the following chapters: (10) "A Walk around Lucy's Garden: A Playground Designed To Foster Children's Play and Enhance Learning" (Pauline Berry); (11) "Play, a Way of Being for Babies and Toddlers" (Anne Stonehouse); (12) "Persona Dolls: The Effects on Attitudes and Play" (Kerry Bosisto and Anne Howard); and (13) "'I Can Be Playful Too': The Adult's Role in Children's Socio-Dramatic Play" (Elizabeth Dau). The book includes an appendix written by Helen Gibson that links the book's chapters with the National Child Competency Standards. Each chapter contains references. (LPP)
Descriptors: Adult Child Relationship, Child Development, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Disabilities, Diversity (Student), Dramatic Play, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Gifted, Play, Playgrounds, Pretend Play, Sex Differences, Young Children
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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Identifiers - Location: Australia