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Digital Play in Early Childhood
What's the Problem?



October 2019 | 176 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Critically examining the fears that commonly surround young children's play involving digital technologies, this book seeks to address each of the negatives and present the positive possibilities of technology when it comes to early childhood. Using observations of children in play and cutting-edge research, this book will empower students and build their confidence so that they are able to challenge perceptions and think creatively about how they can use technology. Each chapter includes case studies, research spotlights, activities and annotated further reading to help students develop their critical thinking, deepen their research and connect theory with practice.
 
Chapter 1: Digital Technologies and Social Interaction
 
Chapter 2: Physical Engagement with Digital Technologies
 
Chapter 3: Imagination in Digital Environments
 
Chapter 4: Information Literacy as part of Digital Play
 
Chapter 5: Managing Attention in Digital Environments
 
Chapter 6: Outdoor Play with Digital Technologies
 
Chapter 7: Digital Technologies and Sensory Experience
 
Chapter 8: Sense of Self in Digital Play
 
Chapter 9: Digital Play in Context

This book offers a challenging insight into the role of technology in the lives of young children.  It presents balanced perspectives on a wide range of cutting edge issues and supports the reader in deepening their understanding through reflection and selected international research.

Jill Dunn
Stranmillis University College

This is an innovative, timely publication that will appeal to students with an interest in Early Childhood Education. It explores issues surrounding digital play through theoretical ideas, research studies and engaging, authentic examples. Readers are invited to carry out reflective activities, with reference to their experience. I thoroughly recommend this book.

Janice Watson

I was looking for a book which embraced new directions in play and this fitted the bill. Easy to read. Great for 2nd year module on play

Mrs Victoria Brown
Primary Education Dept, University of St Mark And St John
May 1, 2020

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