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We’ve rounded up a set of high-quality play resources for you to explore. The library houses a collection of links that will take you to peer-reviewed publications, videos of play experts, and websites that may be of interest to you. You can use the filters below to find the resources that best match your interests. The library can be sorted by format (journal papers, videos, blogs etc.), child age, and type of play. Happy exploring!

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The Theoretical and Methodological Opportunities Afforded by Guided Play With Young Children
Title: The Theoretical and Methodological Opportunities Afforded by Guided Play With Young Children
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Publication year: 2018
Date: 28/07/2022
Volume: 9
The Theoretical and Methodological Opportunities Afforded by Guided Play With Young Children
Title: The Theoretical and Methodological Opportunities Afforded by Guided Play With Young Children
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Publication year: 2018
Date: 17/07/2018
Volume: 9
Taking Shape: Supporting Preschoolers’ Acquisition of Geometric Knowledge Through Guided Play
Title: Taking Shape: Supporting Preschoolers’ Acquisition of Geometric Knowledge Through Guided Play
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Publication year: 2013
Date: 28/07/2022
Volume: 84
Page/s: 1872-1878
Playing around in School: Implications for Learning and Educational Policy

A fundamental question has spawned fervent debates in classrooms and on Capitol Hill: How do we best educate children to be successful in a global, ever-changing world? Here we present the evidence that playful learning pedagogies not only promote important academic learning but also build the skills required for success in the 21st century. A […]

Title: Playing around in School: Implications for Learning and Educational Policy
Abstract:

A fundamental question has spawned fervent debates in classrooms and on Capitol Hill: How do we best educate children to be successful in a global, ever-changing world? Here we present the evidence that playful learning pedagogies not only promote important academic learning but also build the skills required for success in the 21st century. A brief review of current educational trends and their underlying philosophies is followed by the introduction to of the concept of “playful learning,” a teaching approach that uses free-play and guided-play activities to promote academic, socio-emotional, and cognitive development. The chapter then reviews correlational, observational, and experimental literature on playing around in school and offers suggestions and future directions for research in the emerging playful learning domain.

Publication year: 2010
Date: 28/07/2022
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Taking Shape: Supporting Preschoolers’ Acquisition of Geometric Knowledge Through Guided Play

Shape knowledge, a key aspect of school readiness, is part of early mathematical learning. Variations in how children are exposed to shapes may affect the pace of their learning and the nature of their shape knowledge. Building on evidence suggesting that child-centered, playful learning programs facilitate learning more than other methods, 4- to 5-year-old children […]

Title: Taking Shape: Supporting Preschoolers’ Acquisition of Geometric Knowledge Through Guided Play
Abstract:

Shape knowledge, a key aspect of school readiness, is part of early mathematical learning. Variations in how children are exposed to shapes may affect the pace of their learning and the nature of their shape knowledge. Building on evidence suggesting that child-centered, playful learning programs facilitate learning more than other methods, 4- to 5-year-old children (N = 70) were taught the properties of four geometric shapes using guided play, free play, or didactic instruction. Results revealed that children taught shapes in the guided play condition showed improved shape knowledge compared to the other groups, an effect that was still evident after 1 week. Findings suggest that scaffolding techniques that heighten engagement, direct exploration, and facilitate “sense-making,” such as guided play, undergird shape learning.

Publication year: 2013
Date: 28/07/2022
Page/s: n/a–n/a

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