Making Play Work

Author: Robert Halpern
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807743690
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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After-school programs are becoming an important developmental support for low and moderate-income children. This book describes the historical development, current status, and critical issues facing these programs. Divided into historical eras for easy reference, the text examines: - The evolution of after-school programs and their role in the lives of children, providing a framework for reflecting on broader, contemporary issues such as the effects of poverty on children in the United States.- The rationales for and objectives of these programs and how both were shaped by prevailing societal ideas about children.- Patterns of sponsorship and staffing, describing daily routines and exploring the nature of children's experiences in different kinds of programs.- The relationship between after-school programs and schools, analyzing how these programs have responded to the dilemma of balancing children's needs for guidance and supervision with their equally important need for spontaneity and self-expression.- Current directions and expectations for the future of after-school programs.

Reflective Playwork

Author: Jacky Kilvington
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826497640
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Reflective Playwork provides an introduction to playwork values, principles and practice for all who work with children. It recognizes that play is a need for all, and seeks to encourage the provision of time and space for all children to freely enjoy its benefits. In a world where we are ever seeking to protect our children and to encourage their educational progress, it is often overlooked that the need for play is as important as the need for food and sleep. Play deprivation can result in a child having less energy for education, a lower ability to use creative and imaginative ways of problem solving, a poorer self image, being less able to cope with the stresses and strains of life and sometimes being more likely to look for ‘kicks' in anti-social ways. This book encourages a greater understanding of play from the child's perspective, and suggests ways in which adults can support and enhance play. It covers: •Playwork principles and practice •Play theory •The child •Playwork values and practice •Playwork and society •Playwork education, training and continuing professional development •Quality and management of playwork It is written for those who are instinctively, or otherwise, looking to promote and celebrate the need for play in all of their work with children, and who see their role as supportive rather than supervisory. Further, it is for those who recognize that the rewards of working with children come as a privilege. Reflective Playwork is for the playworker and for all others who work with children - such as childcare practitioners, teaching assistants, health workers, social workers, teachers and those in management - who are looking to understand and adopt, at appropriate times, the values and principles in their own settings.

New Playwork

Author: Annie Davy
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 9781844803378
Format: PDF
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From creating play spaces to child development, every key area of modern playwork is covered to help you support children's play in the 21st century. The authors' holistic approach, discussing both theory and practice, makes this the most comprehensive guide available for both students and playwork professionals. Packed with case studies, activities, illustrations and great new photographs, New Playwork contains a wealth of ideas for successful playwork and is an invaluable reference for this rapidly developing profession.

Foundations Of Playwork

Author: Brown, Fraser
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335222919
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book provides a holistic overview of contemporary play and playwork.

Evolutionary Playwork and Reflective Analytic Practice

Author: Bob Hughes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113452952X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Play is a crucial component in the development of all children. In this comprehensive and accessible text, Bob Hughes explores the complexities of children's play, its meaning and purpose, and argues that adult-free play is essential for the psychological well-being of the child. The book divides into three main sections. The first examines the fundamentals of evolutionary playwork, from creating the right play environment to issues of safety and participation. Secondly, the book explores the theory underlying playwork. Finally, the book offers new models to help the playworker develop their own professional practice. Throughout the text, the author brings his argument to life with vivid reflections on a lifetime's experience of play and playwork. Evolutionary Playwork and Reflective Analytic Practice is the first book of its kind, and represents essential reading for all playwork students, practitioners and researchers. It also incorporates dedicated material for parents looking to better understand and enhance the development of their children.

Making Transition Work for Everyone

Author: World Bank
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821347201
Format: PDF, ePub
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Annotation This book brings together the latest findings on the nature and evolution of poverty and inequality in the region.

Activity Analysis Creativity and Playfulness in Pediatric Occupational Therapy Making Play Just Right

Author: Heather Miller Kuhaneck
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449649432
Format: PDF
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Activity Analysis, Creativity and Playfulness in Pediatric Occupational Therapy: Making Play Just Right is a unique resource on pediatric activity and therapy analysis for occupational therapists and students. This text provides useful information on planning creative and playful activities within therapy sessions.

Evolutionary Playwork

Author: Bob Hughes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135258325
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Play is a crucial component in the development of all children. In this fully updated and revised edition of his classic playwork text, Bob Hughes explores the complexities of children’s play, its meaning and purpose, and argues that adult-free play is essential for the psychological well-being of the child. The book is divided into fourteen chapters that together examine the fundamentals of evolutionary play. Firstly, Hughes examines the very earliest ideas of playwork and its impact on brain growth and organization today. He then goes on to explore and explain the key theoretical concepts underlying playwork. These include discussions on free play and creating suitable play environments alongside more thorny issues such as safety and consultation. Finally, the book offers up some of Hughes’ most recent research that reveals how his approach to play and playwork in global society has continued to evolve throughout his career to meet new challenges and needs. Throughout this book, Hughes has included his fellow practitioner Mick Conway’s vivid observations of children at play to bring the facts and arguments in the text to life. This revised edition reflects important recent advances in our understanding of the evolutionary history of play and its impact on the development of the brain, of the role play in the development of resilience and of the impact of play deprivation. Evolutionary Playwork is still the only book to combine the reality of playwork practice with the fundamentals of evolutionary and developmental psychology, and it is still essential reading for all playwork students, practitioners and researchers.