Serious Fun: How Guided Play Extends Children's Learning
About the Book
Provide content-rich, joyful learning experiences
Balance child-guided and adult-guided play
Set up play environments with learning goals in mind
Offer suggestions and questions during play to prompt children’s reflection and deeper learning
Marie L. Masterson, PhD, is Director of Quality Assessment at McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership. She is a national speaker, child behavior expert, and consultant to state agencies, schools, childcare centers, and social service and parenting organizations.
Holly Bohart is senior editor in Books and Related Resources at NAEYC. She formerly taught in special education early childhood programs.