A Child’s Work: The Importance of Fantasy Play

University of Chicago Press #ad - Even for very young children, unstructured creative time in the classroom is waning as teachers and administrators are under growing pressures to measure school readiness through rote learning and increased homework. Drawing from their own words, paley examines how this natural mode of learning allows children to construct meaning in their worlds, meaning that carries through into their adult lives.

The buzz word in education today is accountability. A child's work goes inside classrooms around the globe to explore the stunningly original language of children in their role-playing and storytelling. In her new book, vivian gussin paley decries this rapid disappearance of creative time and makes the case for the critical role of fantasy play in the psychological, intellectual, and social development of young children.

A Child's Work: The Importance of Fantasy Play #ad - Proof that play is the work of children, this compelling and enchanting book will inspire and instruct teachers and parents as well as point to a fundamental misdirection in today's educational programs and strategies. But the federal mandate of "no child left behind" has come to mean curriculums driven by preparation for standardized tests and quantifiable learning results.


The Play's the Thing: Teachers' Roles in Children's Play Early Childhood Education Series

Teachers College Press #ad - This new edition has been expanded to include significant developments in the broadening landscape of early learning and care, intentional teaching, such as assessment, diversity and culture, inquiry, and the construction of knowledge. Responding to current debates on the place of play in schools, the authors have extensively revised their groundbreaking book.

Standards and testing in preschool and kindergarten. Using digital technology to make children’s play visible. Bridging the cultural gap between home and school. And much more! Used book in Good Condition. Current issues from media content, consumer culture, and environmental concerns. This classic textbook and popular practitioner resource offers systematic descriptions and analyses of the different roles a teacher adopts to support play, scribe, assessor, communicator, player, including those of stage manager, mediator, and planner.

The Play's the Thing: Teachers' Roles in Children's Play Early Childhood Education Series #ad - New for the second edition of the play’s the Thing! Additional theories on the relationship of teachers and children’s play e. G. Vygotsky and the role of imaginary play and Reggio Emilia’s image of the competent child. Recent brain development research. They explain how and why play is a critical part of children’s development, as well as the central role adults have to promote it.


You Can't Say You Can't Play

Harvard University Press #ad - She departs from her previous work by extending her analysis to children through the fifth grade, all the while weaving remarkable fairy tale into her narrative description. We remember the uncertainty of separating from our home and entering school as strangers and, more than the relief of making friends, we recall the cruel moments of our own isolation as well as those children we knew were destined to remain strangers.

In this book vivian Paley employs a unique strategy to probe the moral dimensions of the classroom. A struggle ensues and even the Magpie stories cannot avoid the scrutiny of this merciless pack of social philosophers who will not be easily caught in a morality tale. You can’t say you can’t Play speaks to some of our most deeply held beliefs.

Vivian Gussin Paley. Who of us cannot remember the pain and humiliation of being rejected by our classmates? However thick-skinned or immune to such assaults we may become as adults, the memory of those early exclusions is as palpable to each of us today as it is common to human experience. Is exclusivity part of human nature? Can we legislate fairness and still nurture creativity and individuality? Can children be freed from the habit of rejection? These are some of the questions.

You Can't Say You Can't Play #ad - Myth and morality begin to proclaim the same message and the schoolhouse will be the crucible in which the new order is tried. Paley introduces a new rule―“you can’t say you can’t play”―to her kindergarten classroom and solicits the opinions of older children regarding the fairness of such a rule.

The answers are to be found in the words of Paley’s schoolchildren and in the wisdom of their teacher who respectfully listens to them.


The Boy Who Would Be a Helicopter

Harvard University Press #ad - As we follow jason’s struggle, we see that the classroom is indeed the crucible within which the young discover themselves and learn to confront new problems in their daily experience. Vivian paley recreates the stage upon which children emerge as natural and ingenious storytellers. Harvard University Press.

Vivian Gussin Paley. She supplements these real-life vignettes with brilliant insights into the teaching process, authority, offering detailed discussions about control, and the misuse of punishment in the preschool classroom. And here for the first time the author introduces a triumvirate of teachers Paley herself and two apprentices who reflect on the meaning of events unfolding before them.

The Boy Who Would Be a Helicopter #ad - She shows a more effective and natural dynamic of limit-setting that emerges in the control children exert over their own fantasies. It is the dramatic story of jason―the loner and outsider―and of his ultimate triumph and homecoming into the society of his classmates. How does a teacher begin to appreciate and tap the rich creative resources of the fantasy world of children? What social functions do story playing and storytelling serve in the preschool classroom? And how can the child who is trapped in private fantasies be brought into the richly imaginative social play that surrounds him?The Boy Who Would Be a Helicopter focuses on the challenge posed by the isolated child to teachers and classmates alike in the unique community of the classroom.

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Bad Guys Don't Have Birthdays: Fantasy Play at Four

University of Chicago Press #ad - . Takes a special teacher to value the young child's communications sufficiently, enter into a meaningful dialogue with the youngster, and thereby stimulate more productivity without overwhelming the child with her own ideas. Piers, in the american Journal of Education "Mrs. They invent chaos in order to show that everything is under control.

. Her strength lies equally in knowing that she does not know and in trying to learn. Fantasy play is their ever dependable pathway to knowledge and certainty. Bad guys are not allowed to have birthdays, pick blueberries, or disturb the baby. Vivian Gussin Paley. Paley's books should be required reading wherever children are growing.

Bad Guys Don't Have Birthdays: Fantasy Play at Four #ad - A form of teaching that builds upon the considerable knowledge children already have and grapple with daily in fantasy play. Alex raskin, los angeles times book review "Through the 'intuitive language' of fantasy play, Paley believes, children express their deepest concerns. No theme is too large or too small for their intense scrutiny.

. Their play is filled with warnings. Vivian Paley is such a teacher.


The Girl with the Brown Crayon: How Childen Use Stories to Shape Their Lives

Harvard University Press #ad - Once again vivian paley takes us into the inquiring minds and the dramatic worlds of young children learning in the kindergarten classroom. As she enters her final year of teaching, paley tells in this book a story of farewell and a story of self-discovery―through the thoughts and blossoming spirit of Reeny, a little girl with a fondness for the color brown and an astonishing sense of herself.

These characters come to dominate a whole year of discussion and debate, as the children argue the virtues and weaknesses of Lionni's creations and his themes of self-definition and an individual's place in the community. The girl with the brown crayon tells a simple personal story of a teacher and a child, gender, interweaving the themes of race, identity, and the essential human needs to create and to belong.

The Girl with the Brown Crayon: How Childen Use Stories to Shape Their Lives #ad - . This brown girl dancing is me, " Reeny announces, as her crayoned figures flit across the classroom walls. Vivian Gussin Paley. Harvard University Press. Soon enough we are drawn into reeny's remarkable dance of self-revelation and celebration, and into the literary turn it takes when Reeny discovers a kindred spirit in Leo Lionni―a writer of books and a teller of tales.

With characteristic charm and wonder, a common core of reference, Paley discovers how the unexplored territory unfolding before her and Reeny comes to mark the very essence of school, something to ponder deeply and expand on extravagantly. Used book in Good Condition. You can't say You Can't Play.


The Power of Play: Learning What Comes Naturally

Da Capo Lifelong Books #ad - Today's parents often worry that their children will be at a disadvantage if they are not engaged in constant learning, but child development expert David Elkind reassures us that imaginative play goes far to prepare children for academic and social success. Used book in Good Condition. You can't say You Can't Play.

Da capo Press. Harvard University Press. Vivian Gussin Paley. An important contribution to the literature about how children learn, The Power of Play restores play's respected place in children's lives and encourages parents to trust their instincts to stay away from many of the dubious educational products on the market.

The Power of Play: Learning What Comes Naturally #ad - Through expert analysis of the research and powerful examples, Elkind shows how creative, spontaneous play fosters healthy mental and social development and sets the stage for academic learning in the first place.


The Boy on the Beach: Building Community through Play

University of Chicago Press #ad - Four-year-old eli plays alone at the shore, inventing dramas out of sand and water. Enter marianne and doll, Mother and Baby, eager to redefine Eli as a good father and homesteader. Used book in Good Condition. He is builder, fireman, Protector, and Scout, overcoming waves and conquering monsters. Harvard University Press.

How does their teacher, Mrs. Da capo Press. You can't say You Can't Play. Vivian Gussin Paley. Their separate visions intertwine in a search for a common ground on which howling wolves and butterfly sisters can learn to understand and need one another. What can the richly imagined, education, development, and lore of young children, language, teacher and writer Vivian Gussin Paley has been exploring the imagery, and even life itself? For fifty years, impressively adaptable fantasy world of these children tell us about childhood, asking the questions they ask of themselves.

The Boy on the Beach: Building Community through Play #ad - In the boy on the beach she continues to do so, going deeper into the mystery of play as she follows Eli and Marianne through the kindergarten year, finding more answers and more questions. Olson, manage to honor and utilize the genius of play to create an all-inclusive community in which boys and girls like each other and listen to each other’s stories? Why is Paley’s fellow teacher Yu-ching in Taiwan certain that her children pretend to be kittens in order to become necessary to the group? And why do teachers in London see their childrens’ role-playing as the natural end to loneliness in the school community?Rich with the words of children and teachers themselves, The Boy on the Beach is vintage Paley, a wise and provocative appreciation of the importance of play and enduring curiosity about the nature of childhood and the imagination.


Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul

Avery #ad - But as Dr. A fascinating blend of cutting-edge neuroscience, biology, and inspiring human stories of the transformative power of play, social science, psychology, this book proves why play just might be the most important work we can ever do. You can't say You Can't Play. Backed by the latest research, play explains why play is essential to our social skills, creativity, intelligence, adaptability, ability to problem solve and more.

We are designed by nature to flourish through play. From a leading expert, a groundbreaking book on the science of play, and its essential role in fueling our happiness and intelligence throughout our lives We've all seen the happiness on the face of a child while playing in the school yard. Vivian Gussin Paley.

Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul #ad - Brown has spent his career studying animal behavior and conducting more than six-thousand "play histories" of humans from all walks of life-from serial murderers to Nobel Prize winners. By definition, all-consuming, play is purposeless, and fun. Dr. Stuart brown illustrates, play is anything but trivial. This is the joy of play.

Or the blissful abandon of a golden retriever racing across a lawn.


The High-Performing Preschool: Story Acting in Head Start Classrooms

University of Chicago Press #ad - Vivian Gussin Paley. Drawing on a unique pair of thinkers—Russian psychologist Lev Vygotsky and renowned American teacher and educational writer Vivian G. Starting with vygotsky and paley, showing how educators can deliver on the promise of Head Start and provide a setting for all young children to become articulate, thoughtful, McNamee paints a detailed portrait of high-quality preschool teaching, and literate learners.

. You can't say You Can't Play. Paley—gillian dowley McNamee elucidates the ways, and reasons, this activity is so successful. Harvard University Press. She shows how it creates a crucial opportunity for teachers to guide children inside the interior logic and premises of an idea, and how it fosters the creation of a literary community.

The High-Performing Preschool: Story Acting in Head Start Classrooms #ad - In this activity, students act out stories from high-quality children’s literature as well as stories dictated by their peers. Mcnamee outlines how story acting cultivates children’s oral and written language skills. The high-performing preschool takes readers into the lives of three- and four-year-old Head Start students during their first year of school and focuses on the centerpiece of their school day: story acting.

Used book in Good Condition. She shows how story acting offers a larger blueprint for curricula that helps ensure all preschools—not just those for society’s well-to-do—are excellent. Play how it shapes the Brain Opens the Imagination and Invigorates the Soul.


The Young Child's Memory for Words: Developing First and Second Language and Literacy

Teachers College Press #ad - Examines how connections between art and language can allow teachers to bring play into the classroom to foster literacy development. Daniel meier offers a fresh perspective, innovative strategies, and practical guidelines for the literacy development of young children in multilingual and multicultural settings.

Used book in Good Condition. Presenting effective, this resource: offers successful strategies for supporting the language and literacy learning of English language learners, and love of, literature among their students, research-based ways for early childhood and elementary teachers to develop a sound and lasting appreciation for, with an emphasis on linking preschool and kindergarten language and literacy teaching.

The Young Child's Memory for Words: Developing First and Second Language and Literacy #ad - Vivian Gussin Paley. Features original examples of teaching and learning for children from birth through 8 years of age, including suggested activities and useful resource and reference lists. Play how it shapes the Brain Opens the Imagination and Invigorates the Soul. You can't say You Can't Play. Harvard University Press.

Offers strategies and programs for promoting families as powerful partners in their children’s literacy learning. Describes the foundation for children’s literacy development, including phonemic awareness, dictation, and social interaction.