This Is Play: Environments and Interactions That Engage Infants and Toddlers (Paperback)

This Is Play: Environments and Interactions That Engage Infants and Toddlers By Julia Luckenbill, Aarti Subramaniam, Janet Thompson Cover Image

This Is Play: Environments and Interactions That Engage Infants and Toddlers (Paperback)

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Slow down, tune in, and discover the very purposeful play of infants and toddlers. Addressing considerations like choosing interesting materials, setting up safe and inviting environments, and why you are the most important element of play for very young children, the authors come alongside to help you

  • Better understand what play means for infants and toddlers
  • Read children's cues and respond to their needs for more challenge, a break from interaction, or a play partner
  • Support children's physical, social and emotional, language, and cognitive development
  • Adapt the way you play with children and what materials you offer based on individual abilities, interests, and needs
  • Look at toddler behavior in new ways and use proven strategies to help children navigate play situations with peers

This book is a delightful, easy read, full of insights like how to provide play choices for even very young children and why sportscasting is not just for TV but for infant and toddler classrooms, too. With its spot-on ideas and delightful anecdotes, you'll gain a new appreciation for infants' and toddlers' competence and curiosity and how important your role is in the birth-to-3 adventure.

This is play for very young children and for you. Come and explore.

Julia Luckenbill, MA, has a master's in education. She is the program coordinator for the infant and toddler components of the NAEYC-accredited Early Childhood Laboratory School at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) Center for Child and Family Studies. Julia has directed preschool programs in California and presents on child development topics for families, teachers, and students.Aarti Subramaniam is a Research Specialist in the 4-H Center for Youth Development at the UC Davis. She studies youth program participation and youth well-being.Janet Thompson, MA, is Director of Early Childhood Lab (ECL) School at the UC Davis Center for Child and Family Studies.
Product Details ISBN: 9781938113536
ISBN-10: 1938113535
Publisher: National Association for the Education of You
Publication Date: October 15th, 2019
Pages: 128
Language: English