Statement of responsibility: Pat Broadhead and Andy Burt
ISBN: 020315634X, 0415614279, 0415614287, 9780203156346, 9780415614276, 9780415614283
Intended audience: Specialized.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
170 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Early childhood education.; Learning processes; Early childhood education; Education.; Play; Early childhood education Parent participation.; Play.
- 1. Creating and sustaining open-ended play spaces: giving children space to think, play and learn
- 2. Young playful learners in open-ended play environments
- 3. Growing up with open-ended role play, becoming competent, confident players and learners
- 4. Objects, resources, places, spaces and themes; the role of the adult in helping play to work
- 5. Building friendships and recognising shared interests
- Observing, assessing, recording and planning
- 7. The potential for open-ended play in Key Stage
- 8. Building a community of playful learners; children, practitioners and parents with shared understandings
"Broadbent and Burt also provide a brief history of the British National Curriculum (1988) and the effect of the standards movement on the way the English typically incorporate play into early-childhood programs. Their research shows how much children learn when teachers build on children's free play rather than dominate it. As a result, early-childhood practitioners and researchers will find this book a useful read."- Olga S. Jarrett, Georgia State University, American Journal of PLAY