Time Together: Learning to Play with Young Children [Video and Facilitator's Guide]

Carrie Sharp, Rae Latham, Linda Freedman, Christina King

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Summary:

Designed for early childhood educators, speech-language pathology students, and parents, this 30-minute videotape recording helps adults understand their role in play and shows how to join play, keep children involved, and support the natural process of learning that is part of every play experience. It teaches simple techniques that help all adults become good play partners, including: when to join a child's play and when to step back, determining the level of involvement that is appropriate, how to follow the child's lead during play and ways to avoid taking over a child's play, and how to help children focus on their play so they can stay involved to explore, discover, and learn more. A viewer's guide discusses how children develop physical, thinking, and language skills through play, and the benefits of adult involvement. A facilitator's guide provides background material, program objectives, workshop ideas and activities, and an excerpt from the video script. (Contains 12 references.) 

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Bibliographic Information:

Carrie Sharp, Rae Latham, Linda Freedman, Christina King. Time Together: Learning to Play with Young Children [Video and Facilitator's Guide] (1989). Educational Productions, Inc.: Beaverton, OR. (23 pages).

Language: English

Reading Level: Average

Formats Available: Printed Material, Videotape

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Availability:

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Educational Productions, Inc.
Beaverton, OR
97008

URL: http://teachingstrategies.com

Languages Available:

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Related Items:

Tiempo juntos: Aprendiendo a jugar con niños pequeños [Spanish] [Time Together: Learning to Play with Young Children] [Video & Guides]

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Producer Information:

Intended User Audience:

Users may be parents, family members, faculty/trainers, preservice for students and inservice for teachers and caregivers of children from 1 1/2 to 6. Content is presented at an introductory level. 

Product Development:

This material was developed by a group of faculty/trainers in ECE and EI/ECSE in-house staff at Educational Productions. All professionals participating have worked with culturally and linguistically diverse children.

The Spanish translation was prepared by Corporate Translations, Portland, Or. Key personnel are native Spanish speakers and professional interpreters. 

Product Evaluation:

During development and production feedback was obtained from faculty/trainers. Informal evaluation is ongoing with professionals in ECE and EI/ECSE who use the material to train parents, students, caregivers and teachers. 

Product Dissemination:

Approximately 4,082 individual videotapes have been sold across the United States. Numbers on the recently translated edition are not available. 

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