Read, Play, and Learn! Collections 1 & 2 and Teacher's Guide by Toni W. Linder


Read, Play, and Learn! Collections 1 & 2 and Teacher's Guide by Toni W. Linder

Read, Play, and Learn!(r) is an innovative, play-based curriculum for children 3 6 years of age that promotes general development and boosts cognitive, sensorimotor, communication/language, social, and emerging literacy skills. With a school year's worth of ready-to-use lessons built around popular storybooks, this curriculum is a perfect fit for any early childhood program that emphasizes a developmental approach to learning. This Read, Play, Learn! set includes two boxed collections of storybook modules (Modules 1 8 in Collection 1 and Modules 9 16 in Collection 2) and a helpful Teacher's Guide. Each of the 16 modules contains 10 days' worth of flexible, sequenced activities that were developed around popular, high-quality storybooks such as The Kissing Hand, The Snowy Day, and The Knight and the Dragon. The modules contain a brief summary of the storybook; planning sheets; a list of materials needed for the activities; a list of key words and concepts; ideas for modifying the activities for children of varying ability levels; sample letters to help keep families informed of classroom activities; and an appendix of alternative storybooks, songs, fingerplays, and activities. All modules contain suggestions for alternative storybooks. The Teacher's Guide provides guidance on how to encourage early learning and development by creating a literacy-rich environment for preschool and kindergarten children of all ability levels. The guide explains all the basics: how to arrange the classroom, organize the school day, teach children with varying levels of ability, and involve families in education. Best of all, the curriculum guide includes modifications so teachers can individualize instruction and capitalize on the unique strengths of every child. It offers background information on the importance of play and literature in early learning, provides an overview of developmental domains, and discusses what to expect at various levels of children's development. The storybooks themselves are not included with this set or the individual modules. Also discover Toni Linder's play-based assessment and intervention system, TPBA2 and TPBI2.

About the Author

Dr. Toni Linder is Professor Emeritus in the Child, Family, and School Psychology Program at the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Linder has been a leader in the development of authentic assessment for young children and is known for her work on Transdisciplinary Play-Based Assessment and Transdisciplinary Play-Based Intervention (1990, 1993, 2008). In addition, she developed Read, Play, and Learn (1999), an inclusive, literature and play-based curriculum for preschool and kindergarten learning and development. She consults nationally and internationally on assessment, intervention, early childhood education, program development, and family involvement issues. Dr. Linder has conducted research on a variety of issues, including transdisciplinary influences on development, parent-child interaction, curriculum outcomes, and using technology for professional development in rural areas. In 2012 Dr. Linder formed Early Learning Dynamics LLC to serve as a platform for her continuing consulting, curriculum development, and play-based assessments. Dr. Linder will use Early Learning Dynamics to serve children worldwide.

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Mixed media product
Contains 2 Spiral bound items
1536 pages


Toni W. Linder
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Publication date

31st December 1999



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