This is a guide for encouraging smart play in one’s children and encouraging them to have more fulfilling experiences through their play. From weaving in education, interactions, and more, it offers much perspective on the power of play. Chapter topics include identifying and planning purposeful play, incorporating standards into play, and suggestions to reach higher levels of play.
Gaye Gronlund is an early childhood education consultant and trains early childhood educators across the country on topics ranging from observation and assessment to understanding and meeting state education standards. She holds a master’s degree in human development from Pacific Oaks College with a specialisation in early childhood education and teaching adults.