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Title:
Your child at play : five to eight years : building friendships, expanding interests, and resolving conflicts
Author:
Segal, Marilyn M.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Newmarket Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xii, 242 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
"A 'Your child at play' series book."
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781557044020

9781557044013
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The first book to focus on how play fosters the development of five-to eight-year-olds at home and at school, packed with learning activities; games; poems; and recipes, as well as anecdotes and advice on learning to read; making friends; exploring, and much more. Each chapter ends with a "Questions and Answers" section and a collection of "Play Ideas".


Table of Contents

Samuel J. Meises, Ph.D.
Forewordp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Chapter 1 Individual Differences and Common Threadsp. 1
Individual Differences
Common Threads
Distinguishing between Real and Pretend
Black-and-White Thinking
Taking Things Too Literally
Inflexibility of Thinking
Recognizing Different Points of View
Concern with Fairness
Following Rules
Self-Awareness
Answers to Parents' Questionsp. 21
Play Ideasp. 23
Chapter 2 The Questions Children Askp. 27
The Physical World
Time
Space
Geography - Weather
What Things Are Made Of
How Things Work
The Natural World
Plants and Animals
Dinosaurs
The Human Body
Birth and Death
The Social World
Playing with Children Who Are Different
The World of Work
Love, Marriage, and Sex
Understanding People
World Events and Places
Violence and Disaster
The Supernatural World
God, Heaven, and Religior
Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy
Answers to Parents' Questionsp. 52
Play Ideasp. 56
Chapter 3 Friendsp. 59
Best Friends
Initiating Friendships
Loss of a Best Friend
Controversies and Conflicts
Rifts within the Peer Group
Resolving Conflicts with Peers
Inclusion and Exclusion
Cliques
Triangle Situations
Clubs
Group Play
Floaters and Bridge Builders
Status with Peers
Loners
Sibling Play
Playing With Adults
Answers to Parents' Questionsp. 87
Play Ideasp. 95
Chapter 4 Active Playp. 99
Contact and Cuddling
Physical Feats
Out and About
Sports
Answers to Parents' Questionsp. 15
Play Ideasp. 117
Chapter 5 Creative Playp. 123
Music
Art
Crafts
Building
Cooking
Storytelling, Jokes, and Spoofs
Answers to Parents' Questionsp. 141
Play Ideasp. 142
Chapter 6 Pretend Playp. 148
Actor Play and Dressing Up
Director Play
Talking for the Characters
Animating Silently
Narrating the Story
Talking to the Characters
Found Toys and Imaginary Playmates
Reemergence of Pretending
Enduring Worlds
Answers to Parents' Questionsp. 165
Play Ideasp. 167
Chapter 7 School Playp. 169
Reading
Learning to Read
Reading for Fun
Writing
Arithmetic
Collecting Facts
Science Experiments and Inventions
Answers to Parents' Questionsp. 192
Play Ideasp. 195
Chapter 8 Familyp. 203
Attachment and Separation
Parent-Management Techniques
Pleading
Endering Ways
Family Continuity and Traditions
Answers to Parents' Questionsp. 224
Play Ideasp. 227
Appendix Recommended Readingp. 229
Acknowledgmentsp. 236
Indexp. 237

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