My Books

Let's All Play

Authors: Jeff A. Johnson, Denita Dinger

ISBN: 978-1-60554-364-2

Coming December 2014

$17.95

Can be purchased at RedLeaf Press

 
Young children learn best when they are allowed to lead their own play. The 40 all-new adventures in this book support children's social learning and skill development through open-ended group play. These play experiences help children engage with each other and the world around them, and they stimulate and support children's group interactions and conversations—all of which leads to rich learning. This book also encourages you to reflect on the value of children's play and your practices and policies through deep thinking activities.


Let's Play

Authors: Jeff A. Johnson, Denita Dinger

ISBN: 978-1-60554-127-3

Available December 2013

$17.95

Can be purchased at RedLeaf Press

 
Children's play is focused, purposeful, and full of learning. As children play, they master motor development, learn language and social skills, think creatively, and make cognitive leaps. Let's Play provides a variety of budget-friendly, child-centered experiences that lead to countless learning opportunities. Each chapter outlines an open-ended play adventure with instructions, photographs, and fresh ideas for children to explore everything from worms to magnets. These activity starters were all tested by a slew of early childhood professionals in a variety of settings - including classrooms and in-home child care programs - and approved by the children they work with. Each of the thirty-nine adventures - plus more than 225 play variations - are simple, flexible, engaging, and packed with learning, and they support the philosophy that the best learning is done when children are allowed freedom to play.


Let Them Play

Authors: Jeff A. Johnson, Denita Dinger

ISBN: 978-1-60554-053-5

Available March 23, 2012

$34.95

Can be purchased at RedLeaf Press

 
Playtime is focused, purposeful, and full of learning. As they play, children master motor development, learn language and social skills, think creatively, and make cognitive leaps. This (un)curriculum is all about fostering children's play, trusting children as capable and engaged learners, and leaving behind boxed curriculums and prescribed activities.

Filled with information on the guiding principles that make up an (un)curriculum, learning experience ideas, and suggestions for building strong emotional and engaging physical environments, Let Them Play provides support to those who believe in the learning power of play.

Age Focus: 2-6. Softbound.