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    9781551383033 Paperback / softback, Trade, , $24.95 CAD
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Invitations to Play
Using play to build literacy skills in young learners
By (author): Anne Burke
9781551383361 Paperback, Trade English General Trade EDUCATION / Professional Development Feb 01, 2019
$24.95 CAD
Active 8.38 x 10.88 x 0.37 in | 339 gr 160 pages Pembroke Publishers Pembroke
Uncover the benefits of using play to build literacy skills in young learners.

Our youngest learners thrive when their learning environment is one that celebrates curiosity, exploration, and imagination. This comprehensive resource sets the stage for play-based learning that will help children build a strong literacy foundation, as well as successfully negotiate the choices they make in real life.

A perfect blend of theory and instruction, Invitations to Play offers background and strategies for you to explore all aspects of playful learning. It shows you how to

  • incorporate digital literacy — choose and use apps that will access children’s imaginary worlds and promote creative collaboration
  • use music to develop sensory and collaborative learning — create music play centres that include making instruments from household items
  • build on student home languages and ideas — guide children into English knowledge through social and collaborative interactions
  • nurture multiple literacies — innovative ways to use play as scaffolding for later explorations in literacy

Invitations to Play gives new and experienced teachers a road map to involve and engage their young students in all forms of literacy learning.

Key Selling Points
  • Based on the latest research into the educational benefits of play.
  • Shows teachers that play is “children’s work” and explores how play relates to classroom learning.
  • Illustrates how to incorporate technology and digital literacy into kindergarten play.
  • Tips and strategies for connecting to and building on children’s home language and background.
  • Author Anne Burke is a specialist in literacy and early learning.

Anne Burke is associate professor of Literacy Education and Early Learning at Memorial University. She researches and writes about the role of popular culture, digital literacies, and the growth of social media in children’s lives. Anne is recognized as a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council researcher. Anne has written books and journal articles on children’s play lives, and the gap between students’ out-of-school, and in-school digital practices. Anne lives in St John’s, Newfoundland.

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