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Young Children's Play

Development, Disabilities, and Diversity, 1st Edition

By Jeffrey Trawick-Smith

Routledge

304 pages

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pub: 2019-09-06
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Description

Young Children’s Play is an accessible, comprehensive introduction to play and development from birth to age eight that introduces readers to various play types and strategies and helps them determine when intervention might be needed. Skillfully addressing both neurotypical children and those with special needs in a single volume, this book covers dramatic play, blocks, games, motor play, artistic play, and non-traditional play forms, such as humor, rough and tumble play, and more.

Designed to support contemporary classrooms, this text deliberately interweaves practical strategies for understanding and supporting the play of children with specific disabilities (e.g. autism, Down syndrome, or physically challenging conditions) and those of diverse cultural backgrounds into every chapter. In sections divided by age group, Trawick-Smith explores strategies for engaging children with specific special needs, multicultural backgrounds, and incorporating adult-child play and play intervention. Emphasizing diversity in play behaviors, each chapter includes vignettes featuring children’s play and teacher interactions in classrooms to illustrate core concepts in action.

Filled with research-based applications for professional practice, this text is an essential resource for students of early childhood and special education, as well as teachers and coaches supporting early grades or inclusive classrooms.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. What Is Play and Why Is It Important?

Chapter 2. Types of Play, Culture, and Disabilities

Chapter 3. Social Play: Development and Variations

Chapter 4. Adult-Child Play Interactions and Play Intervention

Chapter 5. The Play of Infants and Toddlers

Chapter 6. The Play of Preschool and Kindergarten Children

Chapter 7. The Play of Primary Age Children

About the Author

Jeffrey Trawick-Smith is Phyllis Waite Endowed Chair and Distinguished Professor in the Center for Early Childhood Education at Eastern Connecticut State University, USA.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
EDU023000
EDUCATION / Preschool & Kindergarten
EDU026000
EDUCATION / Special Education / General