ISBN-10:
0335214312
ISBN-13:
9780335214310
Pub. Date:
08/01/2004
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies,Inc.
Beginning to Play: Young Children From Birth to Three / Edition 1

Beginning to Play: Young Children From Birth to Three / Edition 1

by Ruth ForbesRuth Forbes

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Overview

This book explains in detail how the play of babies and very young children

can be supported. Recognizing the crucial link between communication and

play, it encourages practitioners to recognize and respond to play signals initiated

by the baby.

Beginning to Play is essential reading for those working or intending to

work with babies and very young children.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780335214310
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies,Inc.
Publication date: 08/01/2004
Series: Debating Play
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

Ruth Forbes is a part time co-ordinator and Early Years lecturer working with undergraduates as well as a freelance trainer and consultant working with Early Years & Childcare Partnerships (EYDCPs) and LEAs. She was awarded an MA in Early Childhood Education with Care in 2000. An NNEB and trained nurse, she has worked in the community and in hospitals, and early years settings across the sector.

Table of Contents

Series editor preface

Acknowledgements

Foreword by Elinor Goldschmied

1 Anchor points in the first year

2 Early play and playthings – crossing cultures

3 ‘And me’; Play with significant others

4 Beginning to move

5 Sensory play

6 Treasure Baskets

7 How adults can help treasure basket play

8 Moving into heuristic play

9 Tuning in: talking and listening

10 Continuing the debate about babies beginning to play

Bibliography and videos

Index

Ruth Forbes is a part time co-ordinator and Early Years lecturer working with undergraduates as well as a freelance trainer and consultant working with Early Years & Childcare Partnerships (EYDCPs) and LEAs. She was awarded an MA in Early Childhood Education with Care in 2000. An NNEB and trained nurse, she has worked in the community and in hospitals, and early years settings across the sector.

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