Lewisville, N.C. – Gryphon House, Inc. announces Planning for Play, a guide to preschool-learning strategies that emphasizes the developmental importance of play. This resource provides educators with materials to create and support play experiences that encourage readiness skills and social-emotional development.
Kristen Kemple, PhD, brings early childhood educators a resource to better understand the different types of play and the rich learning opportunities they offer. Her book details how educators can carefully plan playtime and design environments for valuable pre-K play experiences to increase children’s cognitive and skill development.
“The current climate of push-down academics, mounting parental expectations, and pressures on early childhood teachers to prepare young children for the rigors of kindergarten completely disregards the simple fact that children learn best through play,” said Kemple. “I created these strategies to expose the truth of play and how it provides rich opportunities for cognitive and socio-emotional development in young children.”
Planning for Play will be widely available October 1, 2017. The book is available for preorder now. To request a free excerpt or e-galley copy, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
ISBN 978-0-87659-716-3; 184 pp.; PB and e-book; $14.95.