Play = learning : how play motivates and enhances children's cognitive and social-emotional growth

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Summary
Why is it that the best and brightest of our children are arriving at college too burned out to profit from the smorgasbord of intellectual delights that they are offered? Why is it that some preschools and kindergartens have a majority of children struggling to master cognitive tasks thatare inappropriate for their age? Why is playtime often considered to be time unproductively spent?In Play=Learning, top experts in child development and learning contend that the answers to these questions stem from a single source: in the rush to create a generation of Einsteins, our culture has forgotten about the importance of play for children's development. Presenting a powerful argumentabout the pervasive and long-term effects of play, Singer, Golinkoff, and Hirsh-Pasek urge researchers and practitioners to reconsider the ways play facilitates development across domains. Over forty years of developmental research indicates that play has enormous benefits to offer children, notthe least of which is physical activity in this era of obesity and hypertension. Play provides children with the opportunity to maximize their attention spans, learn to get along with peers, cultivate their creativity, work through their emotions, and gain the academic skills that are thefoundation for later learning. Using a variety of methods and studying a wide range of populations, the contributors to this volume demonstrate the powerful effects of play in the intellectual, social, and emotional spheres.Play=Learning will be an important resource for students and researchers in developmental psychology. Its research-based policy recommendations will be valuable to teachers, counselors, and school psychologists in their quest to reintroduce play and joyful learning into our school rooms and livingrooms.
Contents
Why play = learning : a challenge for parents and educators / Roberta Michnik Golinkoff, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, and Dorothy G. Singer
The cognitive child versus the whole child : lessons from 40 years of Head Start / Edward F. Zigler and Sandra J. Bishop-Josef
The role of recess in primary school / Anthony D. Pellegrini and Robyn M. Holmes
Standards, science, and the role of play in early literacy education / James F. Christie and Kathleen A. Roskos
Make-believe play : wellspring for development of self-regulation / Laura E. Berk, Trisha D. Mann, and Amy T. Ogan
'My magic story car' : video-based play intervention to strengthen emergent literacy of at-risk preschoolers / Harvey F. Bellin and Dorothy G. Singer
Narrative play and emergent literacy : storytelling and story-acting meet journal writing / Ageliki Nicolopoulou, Judith McDowell, and Carolyn Brockmeyer
Mathematical play and playful mathematics : a guide for early education / Herbert P. Ginsburg
Media use by infants and toddlers : a potential for play / Deborah S. Weber
Computer as paintbrush : technology, play, and the creative society / Mitchel Resnick
Pretend play and emotion learning in traumatized mothers and children / Wendy Haight ... [et al.]
Play and autism : facilitating symbolic understanding / Melissa Allen Preissler
Learning to play and learning through play / Jerome L. Singer

Additional Information
Subjects Play -- Psychological aspects.
Play -- Social aspects.
Publisher Oxford ; New York :Oxford University Press,2006
Other Titles Play equals learning
Contributors Singer, Dorothy G.
Golinkoff, Roberta M.
Hirsh-Pasek, Kathy.
Language English
Description xvi, 272 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0195304381 (cloth)
9780195304381 (cloth)
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