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Developing Play for the Under 3s


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Acknowledgements Foreword Introduction 1. A tribute to Elinor Goldschmied 2. How babies and children learn 3. The beginning of sensory and physical development 4. The Treasure Basket - `What is the object like?' 5. Offering the Treasure Basket 6. Heuristic Play - `What can I do with the object?' 7. Offering Heuristic Play material 8. Play with a Purpose (2-3 year olds) - `What can the object become?' 9. Expanding the approach 10. Conclusion: final thoughts References and further reading Index

About the Author

Anita M. Hughes is an independent chartered educational psychologist and has been working in the field of Early Years for the past 28 years.


'This book makes a positive and meaningful contribution to our work with the youngest of children. I would urge every Montessori setting with provision for babies and toddlers to buy a copy and start collecting, making and observing the benefits.' - Montessori International

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