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The Excellence of Play

The Excellence of Play

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  • ISBN-13: 9780335240944
  • Publisher: Open University Press
  • Release Date: Aug 01, 2010
  • Edition: 3
  • Pages: 360 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.79 x 9.1 x 6.0 inches


Play as a successful learning and teaching experience remains key to early education. The new edition of this popular book continues to clearly illustrate key play theories in practice. It has been comprehensively revised to include the latest research and practice in the field.

Key features include:

  • Contributions from leading experts in the field who are passionate about the excellence of play
  • Helpful features in every chapter including practical examples, boxed chapter summaries, cameos and end of chapter questions
  • References and further reading
The new edition includes:
  • A new Foreword by Wendy Scott, President of TACTYC
  • 10 new chapters that reflect the latest thinking in play and early years curriculum practice
This book is essential reading for everyone working or training to work in the early years.

Contributors: Angela Anning, Pat Broadhead, Tina Bruce, Tricia David, Dan Davies, Bernadette Duffy, Aline Wendy Dunlop, Hilary Fabian, Jan Georgeson, Kathy Goouch, Rose Griffiths, Justine Howard, Alan Howe, Helen Jameson, Neil Kitson, Sara Knight, Janet Moyles, Theodora Papatheodorou, Rod Parker-Rees, Jane Payler, Linda Pound, Sacha Powell, Wendy Scott, David Whitebread, Marian Whitehead

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