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'Play-based learning has long been accepted as a central part of learning in the Early Years but it is refreshing to have a book advocating its use throughout the primary years and beyond. This book clearly addresses the main issues about play that will concern many teachers: What does play look like for older pupils? How do I plan play-based learning? What is my role when children are playing? What sort of learning will take place? How will I assess it? The many case studies demonstrate how play-based learning can take place successfully in a variety of settings and across the curriculum.
This book makes you realise how important play is in children's education not only in EYFS but also in other primary year groups.
An accessible text which would be useful for students.
This is an excellent resource for the early years practitioner.
Clear chapter headings and learning objectives. Excellent balance between exposition, discussion points and case studies. Useful curriculum links.
This book includes wide ranging aspects of play including recent and relvant material. As an introductory text the content is useful for undergraduate and postgraduate courses for practitoners. Generic aspects of play are presented succinctly. Especuially useful is the attention to older puils. Succinct case studies enhance the overll content. The role of adults is clearly outlined and the often difficult area of assessment is discussed. Overall, the book addresses current concerns and requirements for all areas of th UK.
A very accessible text for anyone trying to implement curriculum changes. Clearly structured and would be very useful for students.
Very highly recommended
Useful text, good reflection points available throughout
A clearly written exposition of the role of play based learning within school which the students find helpful and informative.
An excellent book which is a must read for anyone working with children. The book throughout has a variety of case studies which help put the topics into context. The last chapter gives an insight into transitions in secondary school. The book is also ideal for my learners who are thinking of going off to university.
A good introduction to the importance of play in the primary phase.
This book illustrates the importance of play. The chapters that are particularly of interest for the Cache Level 3 learners are: The Role of the adult and Planning for play. The whole book supports the teaching and learning units for Cache Level 3 and allows the learners to see the value of different play approaches, which clearly supports the current thinking behind the Foundation Phase Curriculum.
An excellent book. Highly recommended.
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