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ERIC Number: EJ673574
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2003
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Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0009-4056
Literacy Play: Is It Really Play Anymore? Issues in Education.
Trawick-Smith, Jeffrey; Picard, Theresa
Childhood Education, v79 n4 p229-31 Sum 2003
Raises concerns about whether literacy-enriched play in early childhood settings is really play. Presents a vignette to illustrate how a teacher can model literacy unobtrusively, thereby enhancing literacy, but unwittingly draw children away from meaningful play activities. Differentiates the cognitive processes involved in play and literacy activities, focusing on the nonliteral thinking involved in pretend play. Offers suggestions for rescuing play in classrooms and placing literacy into proper perspective. (KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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