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Contents List of Contributors Acknowledgments Foreword-The Promise of Play for Human Development Susan J. Oliver Introduction Dorothy G. Singer, Edward F. Zigler, and Sandra J. Bishop-Josef Chapter 1-Play Under Siege: A Historical Overview Edward F. Zigler and Sandra J. Bishop-Josef Chapter 2-Development in the First Years of Life Ross A. Thompson Chapter 3-The Roots and Fruits of Pretending Marilyn Segal Chapter 4-Real and Not Real: A Vital Developmental Dichotomy Brian Vandenberg Chapter 5-School Readiness and Children's Play: Contemporary Oxymoron or Compatible Option? Sharon Lynn Kagan and Amy Lowenstein Chapter 6-Fostering School Achievement and Creativity Through Sociodramatic Play in the Classroom Jerome L. Singer and Mawiyah A. Lythcott Chapter 7-Examining the Play-Literacy Interface: A Critical Review and Future Directions Kathleen Roskos and James Christie Chapter 8-Play in the Multicultural World of Children: Implications for Adults Barbara Bowman Chapter 9-Revisiting SharedMeaning: Looking Through the Lens of Culture and Linking Shared Pretend Play Through Proto-Narrative Development to Emergent Literacy Carollee Howes and Alison Gallwey Wishard Chapter 10-Play and School Readiness Sue Bredekamp Chapter 11-Encouraging School Readiness Through Guided Pretend Games Dorothy G. Singer and Jerome L. Singer Afterword
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Play United States, Early childhood education United States