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The Play's the Thing By Elizabeth Jones

The Play's the Thing by Elizabeth Jones

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This text describes why play is a fundamentally important part of children's development, and shows how adults can support and promote play. The authors offer systematic descriptions and analyses of the different roles a teacher adopts toward this end.

The Play's the Thing Summary

The Play's the Thing: Teachers' Roles in Children's Play by Elizabeth Jones

The traditional role for teachers in children's play was to structure it, setting rules and interrupting if things got "out of hand". However, for children three to five, sociodramatic play is a way to invent and make familiar the rhythms and actions of everyday life. This text describes why play is a fundamentally important part of children's development and shows how adults can support and promote play. The authors offer systematic descriptions and analyses of the different roles a teacher adopts toward this end - including those of stage manager, mediator, player, scribe, assessor, communicator, and planner - and describe both highly interactive and inhibited children from different economic backgrounds. The authors integrate cognitive and psycho-dynamic theory as well, regarding the scripts children play in both cognitive and affective terms, and they discuss the importance of fantasy and reality play themes, demonstrating the implications of play for literacy learning.

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GOR001986738
The Play's the Thing: Teachers' Roles in Children's Play by Elizabeth Jones
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Teachers' College Press
1992-03-31
160
0807731714
9780807731710
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