Play resources

DCSF (2009) Learning, Playing and Interacting, National Strategies guidance document

Whitebread, D., Basilio, M., Kuvalja, M. and Verma, M. (The Importance of Play, report on the value of play and policy recommendations

Stages in pretend play, course handout from York Preschool Speech and Language Program

Yogman,, M. Garner, A., Hutchinson, J., Hirsh-Pasek, K. and Michnick Golinkoff, R. (2018) The Power of Play: A Pediatric Role in Enhancing Development in Young Children, Pediatrics, 2018 Sep:142

Digital Futures Commission (2020) Panorama of Play literature review,

Gauntlett, D., Ackermann, E., Whitebread, D., Wolbers, T. and Weckstrom, C. (nd) The future of play: Defining the role and value of play in the 21st century, Lego Learning Institute

The role of play in any early years setting, Harvard Center on the Developing Child, video

Schemas, pdf handout

Killen, R. (nd) Building the Foundation for Lifelong Learning: An Exploration into the Development of Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities through Play, project dissertation, St Mary’s University College Belfast

Goldstein, J. (2012) Play in Children’s Development, Health and Well-being, Toy Industries of Europe report

DCSF (2007) Caring for under 3’s … Play, EYFS guidance

DCSF (2007) Messy Play, EYFS guidance

DCSF (2007) Playing and Exploring, EYFS guidance

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