When Play Isn’t Fun

When Play Isn’t Fun

When Play Isn’t Fun

Date posted: September 12, 2014

Play is essential for learning and healthy development. But, some children have challenges when playing with others and conflicts can arise. With adult guidance, children can learn how to engage in productive play, resolve conflicts and enjoy playing in a group.

When Play Isn’t Fun: Helping Children Resolve Play Conflicts is a new workbook that outlines strategies for creating an engaging play environment for 3 to 5 year olds, and encouraging growth through rich play. It also explains common challenges children might have during group play – such as being unengaged in dramatic play, having conflicts, or playing aggressively – and describes approaches adults can use to address them.

When Play Isn’t Easy: Helping Children Enter and Sustain Play is another new workbook that provides a detailed look at a Play Checklist that helps adults observe children’s play and identify children’s strengths and struggles. It offers strategies to improve children’s play skills when they find it hard to fit in, get along or collaborate.

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