Play in Early Childhood: From Birth to Six Years

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Routledge, Nov 12, 2012 - Education - 64 pages

Play and development are key topics for all who work with young children. Based on the pioneering work of Mary D. Sheridan, Play in Early Childhood is an introductory text which explains how children's play develops and how they develop as they play. It features:

  • over eighty illustrations
  • descriptions of play at each stage of development, from birth to six years
  • outlines of different play sequences
  • information on children with special needs
  • practical advice on the adult's role in providing for play.

This edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to meet the needs of early years workers and students on courses leading to awards in child care and education.


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Mary D. Sheridan was a researcher in child development for over forty years, and is the author of the best-selling book From Birth to Five Years, also published by Routledge.

Jackie Harding is a primary school head teacher and author, and Liz Meldon-Smith is an early years consultant and author.

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