160 Games and Learning Activities for the First Three Years
Author: Penny Warner
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Family & Relationships
The Most Complete Book of Games and Learning Activities for Babies and Toddlers A baby's most rapid period of growth and development takes place during the first three years. That's why child development expert Penny Warner offers 160 age-appropriate ideas for games and activities that will provide hours of developmental learning opportunities and rewards for babies. For each game and activity, Baby Play & Learn includes: A bulleted list of skills the baby learns through play, such as thinking, language, motor control, problem solving, and imagination; Step-by-step instructions; Clearly marked recommended ages; A detailed list of easy-to-find materials; Variations for added fun and enhanced learning; Safety tips to make sure the baby doesn't get hurt while playing; Illustrations demonstrating how to play. Baby Play & Learn is designed to help children reach their full potential and have a good time along the way.
Grasping the Social Dynamics of Participatory Innovation
Author: Henrik Sproedt
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
"The chosen approach allows HS to move into truly original themes and conclusions. In an argument for the importance of social dynamics as key for innovation he elegantly moves beyond the established norms in innovation literature. HS skillfully manages to avoid a dogmatic critique of existing literature, and instead points to the need for diverse and complementary approaches and the need to combine them through more comprehensive and multi-faceted frameworks. In the work the author demonstrates a comprehensive insight into theories of play and games, and also contributes to knowledge by proposing a linking of different discourses that each in their way deal with social dynamics, e.g. institutional theory, social capital theory and the theory of complex responsive processes of relating." The Assessment Committee.
How Play Motivates and Enhances Children's Cognitive and Social-Emotional Growth
Author: Dorothy Singer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
In Play=Learning, top experts in child development and learning contend that in over-emphasizing academic achievement, our culture has forgotten about the importance of play for children's development.
Lecturers, why waste time waiting for the post to arrive? Request and receive your e-inspection copy today! The Third Edition of this popular book reflects contemporary research as well as thinking about the role and value of play in learning and development, within and beyond early childhood. The author explores recent developments across international contexts which endorse play, and argues for critical engagement with some aspects of policy discourse in how 'educational play' is constrructed. This accesible book also reviews contemporary theoretical trends which focus on the meanings and intentions that children bring to their play. The new edition includes coverage of: - play in education policies; UK and international perspectives - working with parents - social and cultural diversity - children with special educational needs and disabilities - outdoor play Each chapter includes case studies provided by practitioners, along with questions and tasks to promote critical engagement and reflection on key issues and debates. This book is for students on Childhood Studies courses and those on Initial Teacher Education and Masters programmes in early childhood and primary education. Experienced practitioners on CPD courses will also find it useful. For additional online material visit www.sagepub.co.uk/wood
Why Play? Learning Through Play is a valuable resource for everyone interested in exploring early childhood education and development. This book explores the critical importance of play for children (and for adults!) Some topics discussed include: Reasons that play is important Types of play Brain development Health and nutrition Tips for how adults can promote play Educational philosophies For more information and to explore the world of play visit, www.whyplay60.org
Learning Disability Nursing at a Glance is the perfect companion for study and revision from the publishers of the market-leading at a Glance series. This visual, dynamic and user-friendly resource addresses the key principles underpinning contemporary learning disability nursing practice, relates them to key clinical practice issues, and explores them in the context of maintaining health and well-being. Exploring the full spectrum of care, this textbook addresses the needs of people with learning disabilities across the life span, from children through to adolescents and on to adults and older people. Aimed at nursing, health and social care students, as well as registered nurses, this is an invaluable resource for all those looking to consolidate and expand their knowledge, in order to provide safe, effective and compassionate care to people with learning disabilities. The perfect revision and consolidation textbook Highly visual colour presentation, with full colour illustrations throughout Includes expert contributions from learning disability academic staff as well as clinicians Embraces both primary and secondary care perspectives Supported by a companion website featuring case studies to further test your knowledge Available in a range of digital formats- perfect for ‘on the go’ study and revision This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from iTunes, Google Play or the MedHand Store.
Author: Associate Professor Department of Kinesiology University of Rhode Island Lori E Ciccomascolo
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
The Dimensions of Physical Education is an all-in-one reader that addresses important issues in physical, health, and sport education. The text assists students in learning the designated content by providing reader-friendly, scholarly articles and letters that discuss the real issues in the field. Instructors are encouraged to use the articles to challenge students to think about how all of the dimensions of physical and health education connect to each other. The format of the text allows instructors to select and teach the content of the chapters in any order that meets the needs of their students and courses. Topics Covered include: The significance of physical education Effective teaching methods Means of motivating students Character education Assessment measurements Technology Gender issues & diversity Professional development Service-learning Adapted PE