Treasure Baskets and Beyond: Realizing the Potential of Sensory-rich Play (Paperback)
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Treasure Baskets and Beyond: Realizing the Potential of Sensory-rich Play (Paperback)

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Paperback 200 Pages / Published: 16/08/2012
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"This accomplished book represents an impressive and important extension of previous writing in the field and is sure to expand practitioners' understanding of the fascinating medium that is the treasure basket."
Janet Moyles, Professor Emeritus, Anglia Ruskin University, UK

Watching a child play with a Treasure Basket can give a powerful insight into the wonder of children's minds; their developmental levels, interests, likes and dislikes; repeated patterns of behaviour; and even glimpses of a child's personality. This book draws extensively upon observations of children's play as well as contemporary and original research in neuroscience and sensory play, to offer fresh insights into the use and benefits of Treasure Baskets and sensory-rich play.

The book demonstrates how babies through to primary school children, including those with special educational needs, can derive rich and meaningful hands-on learning from sensory-rich objects and the wider application of sensory play. Key features of the book:

Discovering how sensory play presents opportunities for problem solving and meaning making as well as developing creativity and imagination Understanding the benefits and potential of sensory-rich play and its powerful effect upon brain development and memoryLearning about the role of the adult in supporting and maximising sensory-rich playGaining insights from a range of case studies and activitiesIf you have already witnessed deeply absorbing Treasure Basket play in action and marvelled at children's fascination and focus, then this book helps explain something of the `behind the scenes' processes in action. For those who have not yet encountered this deceptively complex play, this book whets the appetite, giving a taste of what Treasure Baskets and sensory-rich play have to offer.

This timely and empowering book is written for practitioners and students working with babies through to primary-aged children.

Publisher: Open University Press
ISBN: 9780335246441
Number of pages: 200
Dimensions: 230 x 152 x 12 mm

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