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Play's the Thing : Teachers' Roles in Children's Play

Play's the Thing : Teachers' Roles in Children's Play - 92 edition

ISBN13: 978-0807731710

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ISBN13: 978-0807731710
ISBN10: 0807731714
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 92
Publisher: Teacher's College Press
Published: 1992
International: No

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Play's the Thing : Teachers' Roles in Children's Play - 92 edition

ISBN13: 978-0807731710

Elizabeth Jones and Gretchen Reynolds

ISBN13: 978-0807731710
ISBN10: 0807731714
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 92
Publisher: Teacher's College Press

Published: 1992
International: No
Summary

For children three to five, sociodramatic play is a way to invent and make familiar the rhythms and actions of everyday life. Jones and Reynolds describe why play is a fundamentally important part of children's development, and show how teachers can support and promote play.

Table of Contents

1. Understanding and Supporting Children's Play

Stages in Play
Stages in Representation
The Content of Play
Master Players
But What Do I Do While They're Playing?

2. Teacher as Stage Manager

Clarifying Figure-Ground Relationships
Providing Enough Props
Providing Enough Time

3. Teacher as Mediator

Teaching Conflict-Resolution Skills
Complicating Play to Keep It Safe
Problem Solving to Sustain Play

4. Teacher as Player

"Call Mikey"
"Don't Let the Babies Die"
Shopping at Fedco
Picnic
"Can X-Ray See This Lady?"
Why Teachers Play

5. Teacher Behavior That Interrupts Play

Interrupting for One's Own Pleasure in Play
Interrupting to Teach Rules
Interrupting to Teach Concepts
Building on Children's Play

6. Teacher as Scribe

Representing Children's Play
Sharing Representations with Children
Stimulating Writing as Play and Communication
Writing Can Be Read

7. Teacher as Assessor and Communicator

Assessment as Part of Planning
Can I Learn to Appreciate Him More?
Building on a Child's Strengths
Who Is This Child?
Communicating to Parents and Other Adults
Communicating to Children
Accountability: How Do We Know They're Learning?

8. Teacher as Planner

Emergent Curriculum
Looking at the Environment
Naming Children's Play Scripts
Introducing a New Theme
Planning for Literacy as a Play Script
Play-Debrief-Replay

9. Paying Attention to Play

Supporting Children Who Have Not Yet Mastered Play
Supporting Master Players
Teacher Role Development
A Place in the World for Children

10. A Sense of the Past and the Future

The Logic of Human Relationships
Stories, Images, and the Creation of Culture
Teacher as Keeper of Metaphor
From Here and Now to There and Then: Building Bridges of Meaning