Literacy Play: Over 300 Dramatic Play Activities That Teach Pre-Reading Skills   Import  Single ASIN  Import  Muleiple ASIN

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Review

“…give(s) children opportunities to discover literacy concepts in a natural environment or setting.” —Children & Families Magazine

About the Author

Amy Cox has been a supervising teacher in the Melba S. Lehner Children’s School at Weber State University in Utah for the past nine years. Ms. Cox trains early childhood teachers and develops curriculum for the Weber State Unviersity lab school. Sherrie West has been working with young children and their teachers for the past twenty years. She is a mentor teacher for Head Start at the Ogden Area Community Action Agency. Ms. West trains early childhood teachers and develops curriculum for the Weber State University lab school.

Additional information

Publisher ‏

‎ Gryphon House; First Edition (1 January 2004)

Language ‏

‎ English

Paperback ‏

‎ 320 pages

ISBN-10 ‏

‎ 0876592922

ISBN-13 ‏

‎ 978-0876592922

Reading age ‏

‎ 18 years and up

Dimensions ‏

‎ 21.59 x 1.45 x 27.79 cm

8 reviews for Literacy Play: Over 300 Dramatic Play Activities That Teach Pre-Reading Skills   Import  Single ASIN  Import  Muleiple ASIN

  1. tinkmitchell

    Love the “Making Books” section within each dramatic play activity
    I love this book. I am a parent of three children (ages 2, 4, 6) and the dramatic play activities in this book are fun for all of them. After checking this book out from the library several times I purchased it because I wanted to use it regularly with my children.I originally read it because I was interested in setting out different props in my home that would engage my children in dramatic play. But the book is so much more than that. My favorite thing about this book is that each activity includes suggestions for art projects and creative books children can make as an extension to the dramatic play. And the appendix includes copy masters for making props and making books of different shapes (e.g., shoe, car, ice-cream cone, etc.).This week, for example, my children and I made paper plate pizzas (pg. 116) by painting with red paint mixed with glue and adding yellow yarn (cheese) and paper toppings. The next day we stapled some paper (cut into circles) on the back of the plate. Inside this “pizza book”, we illustrated a simple story about how to make a pizza. It was great fun!This book has inspired me to designate a room in our home as a dramatic play room. Each week I have been putting different props in the room (as the book suggests) and my children have pretended to go camping, run a pizza parlor, or work at the post office. It’s been fun to hear my children using new vocabulary words and see them reading or writing (or pretending to read and write) in a meaningful, real-life situation. I highly recommend this book.

  2. T. Grossi

    enhance your dramatic play areas
    Although some of it may seem obvious, the book contains good ideas for dramatic play with a literacy twist. At first, I was a bit disappointed feeling that there was not a lot new ideas just old one reworked. However, I realized, although the ideas were familiar there were enough twists to make something old into something new. I very much like the idea of creating prop boxes for specific use. The organized layout of the book will hopefully enable me to get our dramatic play area organized and allow for rotation of prop boxes depending on the theme of the week.

  3. Cooka

    Great resource
    I’ve used and modified many of the songs/poetry with 2 and 3 year olds in a 30 min drama class in a church school setting. I like the many activities around a theme. I haven’t done all the activities, just used it as a stepping stone, and it has been very helpful in planning many things to keep the children interested. Very hard to keep the 2 year olds focused. Much better with 3 year olds.

  4. Ms. Rachel

    Great Teaching guide for newbies
    This book helped me so much in my first few years of teaching.

  5. Andrew Murray

    but seems like a super comprehensive and easy guide to fun pre-reading …
    Item arrived promptly and as described. Haven’t had but a chance to glance through it, but seems like a super comprehensive and easy guide to fun pre-reading activities.

  6. Susie Calvin

    and believing learning is fun! A great book
    Learning through play……and believing learning is fun! A great book!

  7. Alexaus

    🙂
    lots of great ideas!!!! My daughter love all the plays I got from the book. As long she is happy I am happy…

  8. madamebullard

    love it
    love it; great ideas for dramatic play and literacy activities; my preschooler loves doing them and it’s time well spent; the best learning takes place when kids don’t feel they’re being “schooled” and this definitely fits the bill

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