You are here

Resources to help you transition to teaching online

Instructors: To support your transition to online learning, please see our resources and tools page whether you are teaching in the UK, or teaching outside of the UK.

Inspection copy update April 2020: Due to the current restrictions in place in response to COVID-19, our inspection copy policy has changed. Please refer to our updated inspection copy policy for full details. If you have recently placed an inspection copy order with us, we will be in touch to advise of any changes.

Digital Play in Early Childhood

Digital Play in Early Childhood
What's the Problem?

October 2019 | 176 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Critically examining the fears that commonly surround young children's play involving digital technologies, this book seeks to address each of the negatives and present the positive possibilities of technology when it comes to early childhood. Using observations of children in play and cutting-edge research, this book will empower students and build their confidence so that they are able to challenge perceptions and think creatively about how they can use technology. Each chapter includes case studies, research spotlights, activities and annotated further reading to help students develop their critical thinking, deepen their research and connect theory with practice.
Chapter 1: Digital Technologies and Social Interaction
Chapter 2: Physical Engagement with Digital Technologies
Chapter 3: Imagination in Digital Environments
Chapter 4: Information Literacy as part of Digital Play
Chapter 5: Managing Attention in Digital Environments
Chapter 6: Outdoor Play with Digital Technologies
Chapter 7: Digital Technologies and Sensory Experience
Chapter 8: Sense of Self in Digital Play
Chapter 9: Digital Play in Context

This book offers a challenging insight into the role of technology in the lives of young children.  It presents balanced perspectives on a wide range of cutting edge issues and supports the reader in deepening their understanding through reflection and selected international research.

Jill Dunn
Stranmillis University College

This is an innovative, timely publication that will appeal to students with an interest in Early Childhood Education. It explores issues surrounding digital play through theoretical ideas, research studies and engaging, authentic examples. Readers are invited to carry out reflective activities, with reference to their experience. I thoroughly recommend this book.

Janice Watson

I was looking for a book which embraced new directions in play and this fitted the bill. Easy to read. Great for 2nd year module on play

Mrs Victoria Brown
Primary Education Dept, University of St Mark And St John
May 1, 2020

Preview this book

For instructors

Select a Purchasing Option

ISBN: 9781526474568
ISBN: 9781526474575

SAGE Knowledge is the ultimate social sciences digital library for students, researchers, and faculty. Hosting more than 4,400 titles, it includes an expansive range of SAGE eBook and eReference content, including scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks, series, professional development titles, and more.

The platform allows researchers to cross-search and seamlessly access a wide breadth of must-have SAGE book and reference content from one source.

SAGE Knowledge brings together high-quality content from across our imprints, including CQ Press and Corwin titles.