Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
The Play's the Thing: Teachers' Roles in Children's Play
Foyalty 60

The Play's the Thing: Teachers' Roles in Children's Play (Paperback)

£19.95
Currently unavailable. Foyles can order for despatch to customer when the publisher is re-supplied on 25/05/2015.
Email me when back in stock

Synopsis

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.

EducationEducation TheoryEducational psychologyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPsychologyChild & developmental psychology Publisher: Teachers' College Press Publication Date: 31/03/1992 ISBN-13: 9780807731710  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Currently unavailable. Foyles can order for despatch to customer when the publisher is re-supplied on 25/05/2015.  

More books by Elizabeth Jones

More books by Gretchen Reynolds

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Character Toolkit for Teachers: 100+...
(Paperback)
Frederika Roberts; Elizabeth Wright;...
 
 
£16.99
 
Bullying, Cyberbullying and Student...
(Hardback)
Peter K. Smith; Suresh Sundaram;...
 
 
£85.00
 
Instructional Risk in Education: Why...
(Paperback)
Stuart McNaughton
 
 
£29.99
 
Testing and Inclusive Schooling:...
(Hardback)
Anne Morin; Christian Ydesen
 
 
£115.00
 
© W&G Foyle Ltd