Discipline: Professional Resources

Copyright: 2023

Grade(s): PreK-2

Imprint: Teacher Created Materials

The Gift of Playful Learning: A Guide for Educators

Transform early childhood learning environments into landscapes for play! This professional development resource provides practical strategies that create playful learning opportunities for diverse students. From authors Kenisha Bynoe and Angelique Thompson, this book serves as a comprehensive guide to developing play-based learning experiences as entry points for curriculum content. With these useful strategies and tips, educators can implement a child-centered approach to instruction that supports the diverse needs of learners and speaks to multiple identities and lived experiences. Engage children in purposeful learning that is designed to provoke thought, curiosity, and wonder with the help of this resource!

The Gift of Playful Learning in Early Childhood Classrooms highlights:

  • Shows how a play-centric approach can provide differentiated learning opportunities
  • Offers a wealth of examples, pictures of learning experiences, and detailed explanations
  • Explores the power of using culturally relevant and responsive resources, open-ended materials, and play in early childhood classrooms
  • Includes access to digital resources, how-tos, planning questions, and more tools to support early childhood teachers