In this highly successful resource, Kathy Walker demonstrates the key principles of the Walker Learning Approach that she has developed over 15 years of observation, participation and presentation in schools and child care centres across Australia. Play Matters—(2nd edn) provides practical guidance and innovative strategies for teachers working with young children from preschool to grade 2, through a unique balance of explicit instruction in literacy and numeracy skills and personalised, explorative learning. The book promotes the active engagement of all young children, with an enhanced focus on children from diverse backgrounds as well as children with specific needs.
Play Matters—(2nd edn) is replete with pedagogical features to support implementation in any educational setting. Organisational ideas and resources are provided, along with a comprehensive bibliography for further reference and advice.