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What Do You Talk About With Different Kinds Of Play?

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In Purposeful Play, Kristi Mraz, Alison Porcelli, and Cheryl Tyler list the different types of play and the most productive conversation that can come from each. When students are playing outside—what Cheryl calls "rough and tumble play" in today's video—the conversation becomes one about empathy, negotiation, and problem-solving. In games with rules, kids learn and talk about self-control, self-regulation, and what it means to win or lose.

Purposeful Play: A Teacher's Guide to Igniting Deep and Joyful Learning Across the Day is the newest book from authors Kristi Mraz, Alison Porcelli, and Cheryl Tyler. "We believe there is play in work and work in play," write the three coauthors. "It helps to have practical ways to carry that mindset into all aspects of curriculum."

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Different Types Of Play And When They Fit

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In Purposeful Play, Kristi Mraz, Alison Porcelli, and Cheryl Tyler list four different types of play that kids engage in throughout the day. Each type of play has its specific context, and utilizing those contexts in the classrooms help you ignite deep and joyful learning.

Purposeful Play: A Teacher's Guide to Igniting Deep and Joyful Learning Across the Day is the newest book from authors Kristi Mraz, Alison Porcelli, and Cheryl Tyler. "We believe there is play in work and work in play," write the three coauthors. "It helps to have practical ways to carry that mindset into all aspects of curriculum."

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Purposeful Play: Thinking About The Processes In Play

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In the classroom, when play is happening, it's incredibly spontaneous. "Really powerful play," says Kristi Mraz in this video, "has little explosions of change happening throughout it." While that may be overwhelming, it allows for great opportunities to teach. Kristi Mraz, Alison Porcelli, and Cheryl Tyler want to show you how.

Purposeful Play: A Teacher's Guide to Igniting Deep and Joyful Learning Across the Day is the newest book from authors Kristi Mraz, Alison Porcelli, and Cheryl Tyler. "We believe there is play in work and work in play," write the three coauthors. "It helps to have practical ways to carry that mindset into all aspects of curriculum."

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