Ann Barbour is a professor emerita of early childhood education at California State University, Los Angeles. She received an MEd in Elementary Education and a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction, with a specialization in Early Childhood Education. She has taught preschool and elementary school and has played an active role in education for more than 30 years. Ann has studied and written about topics as varied as the importance of building literacy skills at home, playground design that incorporates learning opportunities for children of all developmental needs and abilities, portfolio assessment, and the importance of supporting families to promote the healthy development of children.
Ann Barbour lives in Newport Beach, California.
For Prop Box Play: Teacher's Choice Award
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Praise for Prop Box Play:
"This book should be in every early childhood classroom and used as another 'teacher' with great ideas... I certainly see this as a wonderful must-have tool for early childhood educators and parents, too."
--Mary Myron, ETSU, University School
"I teach in a community where the parents are still pushing academics for preschool. This book enables me to make my class age appropriate in teaching the children what is important to them."
--Anne Waldruff, River Road Preschool
"There is a concise but thorough introduction about the importance of dramatic play that will be especially helpful to the novice teacher. The reader is reminded of the value of gender and cultural inclusiveness... A valuable addition to the early childhood library!"