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Outdoor Play: Teaching Strategies with Young Children
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How do children make sense of their world? This engaging book adds keen insight into why outdoor play is a significant yet frequently overlooked aspect of young children's development. Analyzing play within a framework of "initiation, negotiation, and enactment," Jane Perry not only shows how teachers can support self-directed pretend play, but also connects and illustrates theories of play and children's culture.
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How do children make sense of their world? This engaging book adds keen insight into why outdoor play is a significant yet frequently overlooked aspect of young children's development. Analyzing play within a framework of "initiation, negotiation, and enactment," Jane Perry not only shows how teachers can support self-directed pretend play, but also connects and illustrates theories of play and children's culture.

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"Promoting independent outdoor play is especially important when children's lives are increasingly regulated by the company of adults. . . . Outdoor play settings may be the one place where children can independently orchestrate their own negotiations with the physical...

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Published Reviews

Mar.17.2008

To date much attention has focused on teachers' roles when young children are behaving and playing indoors, within classrooms and child care settings.  Perry's book is timely and welcome, as it seeks to...

Mar.17.2008

Berkeley-It's outdoor play, not just classroom learning, through which young children learn best, according to a researcher in early child development at the University of California, Berkeley.

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