Children's Empowerment in Play is an accessible insight into the vital place of play in children’s development. The book focuses on three main themes of participation, voice and ownership, and explores ways to positively and naturally develop play in early years settings.
Drawing on primary research and presenting in-depth case studies of children in a range of play scenarios, Canning offers a framework for understanding play and its relationship with children’s empowerment, and highlights play patterns and the ways in which practitioners can identify these. Chapters also cover:
Written for all those working with young children and students on early childhood courses, this book will transform how you understand and engage with children’s experiences and learning.
Chapter 1 The Context of Researching Children’s Empowerment in Play
Chapter 2 The Significance of Play and Empowerment in Young Children’s Lives
Chapter 3 The Power of Play
Chapter 4 Indicators of Empowering Play Behaviour
Chapter 5 Exploring Children’s Participation, Voice and Ownership through Play
Chapter 6 Observing Empowerment in Play
Chapter 7 The Challenges of Celebrating Empowerment in Play