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Inclusive Play
Practical Strategies for Children from Birth to Eight

Second Edition


© 2010 | 136 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This extremely practical and child-focused book gives you the tools you need to make sure all the children in your care are included and involved in the play opportunities of your setting.

Inside the second edition, new content includes:

- consideration of the early years curricula across the whole of the UK

- a new chapter on risk and challenge in play

- new case studies

- international perspectives

- full coverage of the Birth to Eight age range

- consideration of inclusive play from a children's rights perspective

A key book for those in practice, and underpinned by sound theory, this book will help you encourage and support inclusive play throughout your setting; it is packed with activities for you to try, ideas for small changes to make that can have a big impact and clear guidance on writing a play policy.

With a focus on appreciating children as individuals, this book is essential for all early years practitioners and those studying early years at any level.

Theresa Casey is a freelance consultant based in Scotland, and President of the International Play Association.

Specialising in play and children's rights, inclusion and children's environments, Theresa Casey Consultancy provides tailor-made services for organisations working for and with children.

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Understanding Inclusive Play
 
Play Environments That Support, Intrigue, Challenge and Inspire
 
Enabling Inclusive Play Opportunities - The Role of Adults
 
Creative Input, Playful Opportunities
 
Risk, Challenge and Uncertainty in Inclusive Settings
 
Working Together
 
Managing for Inclusive Play

'This is an essential book for all early years practitioners looking for practical strategies to enhance and challenge their current play practices and thinking. It is a practical and child-focused book underpinned by sound theory and it provides activities and ideas for those small changes which can have such a big impact on inclusive play for children from birth to eight, throughout a setting. This second edition builds on the successful first edition and the new content includes consideration of early years curricula across the whole of the UK; a new chapter on risk and challenge in play; new case studies; international perspectives; full coverage of the birth to eight age range; and consideration of inclusive play from a children's rights perspective' -
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'Attractively set out and well illustrated, [with] a very useful resource section. Casey has a clear and accessible writing style and is plainly dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of play. This book will help practitioners to audit their setting in terms of the opportunities it provides for play in different contexts, and its focus is clearly on appreciating children as individuals...In particular, the concept of "quick actions for change" could be applied successfully in many contexts [reminding] us that effective practice is reflective and highlights the importance of close observation to engage in active analysis of your setting. Perhaps every establishment should adopt this approach' -
SEN Magazine www.senmagazine.co.uk


'Written from the author's deep commitment to young children's play, this second edition is straightforward and enthusiastically written and packed with good advice and activities to both enhance and challenge current play practices and adults' thinking. It's a great combination of initial theoretical justification followed by many good examples of play situations to which practitioners can relate' -
Professor Emeritus Janet Moyles, Early Years & Play Consultant


An excellent text which outlines the importance of inclusive play; essential for students engaging with placement for the first time.

Mrs Heather Elizabeth Brammer
Faculty of Business and Law, Staffordshire University
March 21, 2016

Practical book about play.

Mrs Anna Hreidarsdottir
School of humanitis and social sciences, University of Akureyri
December 13, 2013

An excellent resource of startagies to support learning through play with young children. An excellent guide for early years practitioners and those who work with parents.

Mrs Helen Middleton
Caring, Cardiff and Vale College
October 3, 2013

This book will be used to supplement various taught sessions for the module on Communication, Learning and Play. The first year B.Ed students will be doing placements in Children's Centres across London, and therefore need to take into account issues about diversity and inclusion.

Mr Ian Barrett
Department of Education, London Metropolitan Uni (North Campus)
May 1, 2013

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