This is Play

This is Play

Environments and Interactions that Engage Infants and Toddlers

Julia Luckenbill, Aarti Subramaniam, Janet Thompson


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Brimming with practical advice from experienced teachers, this guidebook highlights how to interact with children to enhance their self-confidence and learning. Features easy-to-follow ideas and information that are based on the authors’ own practical experiences and research. Also includes four-color photographs to inspire teachers to visualize how to arrange and organize their own environments. Use the following information and guidance to support infants’ and toddlers’ curiosity and exploration through play: - Developmental information about infants and toddlers - How to plan playful learning experiences - Suggestions for learning materials to include in the room - How to set up the room to support children’s exploration NAEYC promotes high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research. The books it publishes advance a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children. NAEYC books, which are subject to a rigorous peer-review process, guide the field of early childhood education.