ERIC Number: ED500101
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Children's Play: The Roots of Reading
Zigler, Edward F., Ed.; Zigler, Dorothy G., Ed.; Bishop-Josef, Sandra J., Ed.
ZERO TO THREE
Extensive empirical research has documented the value of play for both cognitive and social development. In this collection, leading experts in play research, child development, and early childhood education examine recent policy decisions and demonstrate the importance of play in helping children learn basic literacy skills, social awareness, and creative problem solving. Readers will also find a comprehensive summary of the developmental benefits of play, examples of how research has been applied in practice, a multicultural perspective on play, and ideas for how to play imaginative games with children. (Contains index.)
Descriptors: Play, Multicultural Education, Early Childhood Education, Emergent Literacy, Social Development, Cognitive Development, Young Children, Literacy Education, Interpersonal Competence, Problem Solving, Creative Thinking, Cultural Pluralism, Imagination
ZERO TO THREE. National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families, 2000 M Street NW Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036-3307. Tel: 800-899-4301; Fax: 703-661-1501; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.zerotothree.org
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families, Washington, DC.