Play in the Early Years (3rd ed)


By Marilyn Fleer 

Discover how play is a crucial component of the learning and development of children in the early years in the third edition of Play in the Early Years. This comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of play for children is suitable for all educators.

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Play in the Early Years (3rd ed) draws on classical and contemporary theories, examines social, cultural, and institutional approaches to play, and explores a range of strategies for successfully integrating play into early years and primary classrooms. In this text, you’ll explore the theory and practice of play for children from birth to eight years old.

The third edition of Play in the Early Years features a new chapter on conceptual playworlds, demonstrating what conceptual playworlds look like to infants, toddlers, pre-schoolers, and children transitioning to school. Explore classroom vignettes and photographs that are designed to help students connect theory to practice, and reflection questions and research activities encourage in-depth reflection and extended learning.

This edition is highly regarded by early childhood researchers and practitioners alike and remains an essential resource for pre-service students.

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Weight 0.68 kg
Dimensions 30.3 × 21 × 4.5 cm




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