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Inclusive Play

Inclusive Play
Practical Strategies for Children from Birth to Eight

Second Edition

July 2011 | 136 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This extremely practical and child-focused book gives you the tools you need to make sure all the children in your care are included and involved in the play opportunities of your setting.

Inside the Second Edition, new content includes:

  • Consideration of the early years curricula across the whole of the UK
  • A new chapter on risk and challenge in play
  • New case studies
  • International examples
  • Full coverage of the Birth to Eight age range
  • Consideration of inclusive play from a children's rights perspective

A key book for those in practice, and underpinned by sound theory, this book will help you encourage and support inclusive play throughout your setting; it is packed with activities for you to try, ideas for small changes to make that can have a big impact and clear guidance on writing a play policy.

With a focus on appreciating children as individuals, this book is essential for all early years practitioners and those studying early years at any level.

Understanding Inclusive Play
Play Environments That Support, Intrigue, Challenge and Inspire
Enabling Inclusive Play Opportunities - The Role of Adults
Creative Input, Playful Opportunities
Risk, Challenge and Uncertainty in Inclusive Settings
Working Together
Managing for Inclusive Play

This is a useful text as trainees sometimes have difficulty understanding the value of play. This book spans the age range 0-8 which makes it more of an interesting read.

Mrs Sarah Martin-Denham
Education , Sunderland University
June 17, 2011

Extremely useful for students working in diverse environments; putting theory into practice.

Mrs Anna Causier
Childcare Learning and Development, South Leicestershire College
May 24, 2011

Excellent book.

Some good case studies, lots of further reading to support the book.

Some good activities to support prctitioners in thier settings

Mrs Maria Johnson
Community Learning Service, North East Lincolnshire Council
April 20, 2011

This book provides an excellent resource in today's inclusive society. The photocopiable resources and diagrams give a great focus to the student with simple ideas that can make a wealth of difference within the school setting.

Mrs Gwyneth Walsham
School of Teaching and Learning, Gateshead College
April 15, 2011

Quite a good book to supplement for generic modules on the Childhood Studies course.

Mrs Cyndy Hawkins
School of Education, Nottingham Trent University
January 12, 2011

This book provides good examples of inclusive practice within Early Years settings, particularly for Level 3 and 4 students.

Mrs Jayne Knott
Education , Hull University
January 5, 2011

very useful book across a number of courses.

Ms Jane Donson
Education,health and social care, Winchester University
October 26, 2010

Interesting book, good structure, not core txt

Janine Ryan
Education and professional development, University centre doncaster
October 14, 2010

The text will be useful across a range of modules on play and is therfore chosen as a supplemental text

Mr David Stonehouse
Faculty Of Health, Edge Hill University
September 29, 2010

I like the examples of play that are used in this book, however, since my class is theory based I will only recommend it to the students as supplemental reading. I will recommend it to my colleague who teaches the practicle element of the course.

Ms Fiona Walshe
Humanities, Athlone Institute of Technology
September 16, 2010

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter One

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