Play Matters: Investigative and Exploratory Learning for Preschool to Grade 2
2 Rev ed
Australian Council Educational Research (ACER)
1 Jan 2011
In this edition, Kathy Walker demonstrates the key principles of the 'Walker Learning Approach' that she has developed over 15 years of observation, participation and presentation in schools and child care centres across Australia. Play Matters continues to provide practical guidance and innovative strategies for teachers working with young children from pre-school to grade 2, through a unique balance of explicit instruction in literacy and numeracy skills and personalised, explorative learning. The book promotes the active engagement of all young children, with an enhanced focus on children from diverse backgrounds as well as children with specific needs.