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Supporting Drama and Imaginative Play in the Early Years by Lesley Hendy
  

Supporting Drama and Imaginative Play in the Early Years

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Supporting Drama and Imaginative Play in the Early Years by Lesley Hendy

Written for the wide range of practitioners working with young children, this book gives guidance on both the theory and the practical management of drama in the Early Years. The relationship between 'pretend play' and the cognitive and affective development of young children is emphasised, having much to inform us about the children in our care. Major themes are children's need to experience quality talk and their engagement in narrative through story-making.The authors have a wide range of experience in Early Years teaching and in teacher training. Through their work, they are aware of the importance of drama for the development of the young child. Parents and practitioners are encouraged to explore drama activities and examples are given of fantasy play taken from pre-school, nursery and infant settings.All those involved with Early Years can discover that engaging children in dramatic activity is both a natural form of behaviour and a powerful learning medium.

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This book makes for both an exciting and informative read. Exciting because it offers both a theoretical framework combined with excellent examples of classroom experience. The over view of play theories presented at the beginning of the book is clearly written, and offers powerful justification for the place that drama and imaginative play should have in the education of all children, not just those in the Early Years. - Early Years


About the Author

Lesley Hendy was a senior lecturer in Drama and Education at Homerton College, Cambridge. She had responsibility for the curriculum drama programme for primary trainees in the Early Years and she has written about Early Years drama in a variety of books and journals. She is a Senior Research Associate for Homerton College.Lucy Toon majored in drama as part of her training for a B.A. Hons with QTS at Bishop Grosseteste, Lincoln. Since leaving college, she has taught at Eastfield Infants School, St. Ives, Cambridge where she has specialised in teaching 4-5 year olds. She is the school co-ordinator for drama and has recently been appointed as a team leader.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st September 2001

Author

Lesley Hendy

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Publisher

Open University Press

Format

Paperback
174 pages

Categories

Pre-school & kindergarten
Drama & performing (Children's / Teenage)
Teaching of a specific subject

ISBN

9780335206650

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