Playing to Learn: The Role of Play in the Early Years

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Sandra Smidt sets out to explain what play is and why it is so important as one of the key ways of learning, particularly - but not solely - for young children. She argues that all play is purposeful, and can only truly considered to be play when the child has chosen what to do, where and how to do it. Using case studies drawn from all over the world, Smidt challenges some of the prevailing myths relating to play and pays close attention to what it is that early years professionals need to do to interpet the play, ...

Playing to Learn: The Role of Play in the Early Years 2010, Routledge, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780415558822

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Playing to Learn: The Role of Play in the Early Years 2010, Routledge, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780415558815

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