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ERIC Number: ED462139
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Dec
Pages: 11
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Let Children Play and Develop into Readers and Writers of Their Own Worlds (Play To Promote Early Literacy).
Musthafa, Bachrudin
Strong support from eminent educators such as Froebel and Dewey and other scholars has led to play becoming a major component of early childhood curricula. This paper draws on research studies to: (1) elaborate on the nature of play and its function in children's overall development; (2) discuss how children's play relates to their literacy learning; and (3) propose practical suggestions for the use of play to promote early literacy in preschool programs. Suggestions include allowing large time-blocks for play, and creating informal learning situations in which children use "reading" and "writing" for real purposes as an inherent part of their play. (Contains 19 references.) (EV)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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