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Developmentally Appropriate Play
Guiding Young Children to a Higher Level

Author(s): Gaye Gronlund (click on the author's name for more titles)

Developmentally Appropriate Play will help you understand how to plan for, guide, and identify purposeful play and in addition gives important information on creating a conducive environment, interaction and provocation, helping children to make choices, and documenting and recording to further enrich play.

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RRP $74.95

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Inclusive Outdoor Play

Author(s): Anne Vize (click on the author's name for more titles)

Outdoor play spaces are an important part of the environment for all young children. Specific benefits of outdoor play for children with additional needs include motor skills development, physical fitness and aerobic exercise, and social and emotional development.

There are loads of opportunities to play and discover outdoors, and very few reasons to ever exclude a child with an additional need. This warm and engaging book shows how – with just a little creativity and some lateral thinking – outdoor play spaces can meet the needs of many young children.

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RRP $32.95

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Inspiring Play Spaces

Author(s): Susie Rosback, Natalie Coulson (click on the author's name for more titles)

We all know the value of play and how vital it is for young children’s development. This book is designed to encourage and inspire early childhood educators in all settings to create open-ended play spaces that will provide opportunities for children to investigate, explore, discover, practise, try, fail, succeed, observe, imagine, dream, pretend, share, listen and participate in everyday activities, thus allowing them to develop a sense of who they are and an understanding of the world in which they live.

The book shows a variety of ways in which different spaces can be executed and set up, and describes in detail how these experiences support educators to meet the requirements of the EYLF and the NQS, respond to children’s interests, and understand the benefits of play.

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RRP $49.95

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Intentional Teaching
Promoting Purposeful Practice in Early Childhood Settings

Author(s): Anne Houghton (click on the author's name for more titles)

This book helps educators in all settings to understand the principles of intentional teaching, and highlights how intentional teaching practices can support learning outcomes for children. The book includes shared understandings of intentional teaching through conversation and reflection with many educators. Its purpose is to portray real and meaningful stories to highlight the ways in which educators have been intentional when planning for education and care with children.

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Learning Moments series Learning Through Play: Ages 3 - 5 Years - Video CD

In the clips on this CD you will observe playfulness in action, sometimes with an adult serving the role of reflective guide, wondering out loud with the children, seeking to identify the pattern in what has happened without stopping the flow of the play. You will also see children negotiating the rules of a game, the chosen symbol for pretend tasks, the timing of collaboration, the challenge of acquiring skills, the variation of functions, and permission to enter the group. All of these negotiations offer children the opportunity to think, to plan, and to modify their strategies in the mindset of play.

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RRP $136.95

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Learning Moments Series Outdoor Play CD ROM

When children play outdoors, we expect them to run, jump, and stretch beyond what is possible in the classroom. For this reason we often treat outdoor play as a time for gross motor play, group games, and sports. Teachers less often consider the high level thinking that occurs outdoors as children solve problems, negotiate rules, construct with loose parts, and figure out how to navigate changes in the terrain

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RRP $136.95

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Learning Through Play (Documentary) Book/DVD (limited stock available)
The 3 to 4 Year Old

An in depth look at the learning that occurs during a child's everyday play experiences. From his third birthday to his fourth we follow his development and watch him at play as his interactions change as he gets older.

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RRP $149.95

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Learning Through Play Observation Sequences Book/DVD (limited stock available)
The 3 to 4 Year Old

Filmed over a year, this production follows a 3-year-old boy at play in a wide variety of settings. He is seen on his own, with his mum, in a group and with a friend enjoying indoor and outdoor play around his home and playgroup. The sequences show how particular sorts of play enhance learning and development. They can be used to practice observation and assessment and to look at the implications for planning. The DVD as a whole gives a clear view of the child’s learning and development as he gets older. It builds up a holistic picture, telling us about his interests, social development and general disposition.

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RRP $149.95

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Nature Kindergartens and Forest Schools

Author(s): Claire Warden (click on the author's name for more titles)

This new title provides a balance of academic research and case studies of children's voices to explore all the facets of setting up and co-ordinating a Nature Kindergarten. Claire Warden's Philosophy of the Nature Kindergartens is an awe inspiring blend of a naturalistic space indoors, a landscape designed by children and a wild space where children can be outside for up to 90 percent of their day all year round. Full colour photography throughout brings the books to life through the children's learning stories.

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RRP $69.95

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Nurture Through Nature

Author(s): Claire Warden (click on the author's name for more titles)

This book explores the connection that very young children have to nature. Each chapter celebrates a natural element such as mud and details practical ideas for taking children under three outside to play.

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RRP $59.95

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Outdoor Learning Cards Portable Ideas - Wood Whittling

Author(s): Claire Warden (click on the author's name for more titles)

A pocket full of ideas that build on the fascinations of children – practical and portable, these cards are designed to share the possibilities of playing outside in Nature. Use to stimulate curiosity and engage children through rich learning opportunities inside, outside and beyond.

We see whittling as an activity that allows children freedom, flexibility and a chance for a lot of personal space to connect with their sense of self and their natural environment. Whittling is an activity used on a regular basis in our Nature Kindergartens and during our work with teachers. When we introduce whittling to a group, we find that the engagement and wellbeing levels of the individuals generally increases and that the sensitivity to both the environment and peers increases.

42 cards - image on one side, text on the other.

Example ideas:
Make a home for fairies and elves
Whittle a marshmallow stick
Make a woven ball
Make a sun dial
Make a picture frame

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RRP $29.95

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Planning for Learning in the EYLF: ICT

Author(s): Bridie Raban, Kay Margetts, Rachel Lindfield, Debra Maltas (click on the author's name for more titles)

Activities involving ICT designed to get children thinking and playing creatively while supporting their progress towards the EYLF learning outcomes.

These ideas help educators to easily shape weekly plans and involve parents in the chosen topic. Educators are encouraged to dip into the activities, choosing those that best meet the characteristics of each child and the families they are working with, and balancing these activities with those initiated by children themselves.

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RRP $24.95

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Planning for Play, Observation, and Learning in Preschool and Kindergarten

Author(s): Gaye Gronlund (click on the author's name for more titles)

Play is an important vehicle for learning in the early years. With intentional planning frameworks, Planning for Play, Observation, and Learning in Preschool and Kindergarten provides tools and strategies to organize and develop curriculum around high-level, purposeful play. Practical application techniques help you create a cycle of planning and observation as they use a play-based curriculum to help young children thrive in your classroom.

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RRP $67.95

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Play's the Thing, The Second Edition
Teachers' Roles in Children's Play

Author(s): Elizabeth Jones (click on the author's name for more titles)

This classic textbook and popular practitioner resource offers systematic descriptions and analyses of the different roles a teacher adopts to support play, including those of stage manager, mediator, player, scribe, assessor, communicator, and planner. This new edition has been expanded to include significant developments in the broadening landscape of early learning and care, such as assessment, diversity and culture, intentional teaching, inquiry, and the construction of knowledge.

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RRP $58.95

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Play: A Beginnings Workshop Book

Author(s): Bonnie Neugebauer (click on the author's name for more titles)

The sixth book in this excellent series of compilations of articles from Exchange magazine, Play covers articles relating to the value of play, block play, make-believe play, play and culture environment and training teachers to be playful. Each one of these books is a comprehensive collection offering in-depth coverage on specific topics and is written by well known international educators including Australians.

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RRP $53.95

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