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The Substance of Play: Principles of Pre-primary Teaching
K. T. Margaret
Price : ₹ 495.00  
ISBN : 9789352871391
Language : English
Pages : 320
Binding : Paperback
Book Size : 140 x 216 mm
Year : 2017
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Territorial Rights : World
Imprint : No Image
About the Book

In this book, K. T. Margaret sets out to explain the substance of play and why she believes it is the most important element in the education of pre-primary children. Taking up common issues faced in nursery classes, she draws on her considerable experience as a teacher and educator for more than thirty years to elaborate on a methodology she devised to improve children’s overall learning experience. Personal yet instructive, the book includes anecdotes, photographs, case histories and comprehensive lesson plans. It has been compiled with the aim of assisting and motivating both aspiring and experienced pre-primary teachers in developing a curriculum which will provide a strong foundation for future learning.

Table of Contents

  1. The Aim of Education
  2. The Basis of My Methodology
  3. What is Play Content?
  4. Selected Play Content for this Manual
  5. How to Use Play Content
  6. Classification of Activities
  7. Therapeutic Activities
  8. Creative Activities
  9. Constructive Activities
  10. Cultural Activities
  11. Outdoor Activities
  12. The Setup
  13. Suggested Materials and Directions
  14. How to Begin?
  15. Sharing a Few Classroom Experiences
  16. Observation Records
  17. Pre-lesson Plans
  18. Teaching Language (First Steps towards Formal Learning)
  19. Teaching Mathematics (Introduction)
  20. Names
  21. Colours
  22. Actions
  23. Animals
  24. Shapes
  25. Parts of the Body
  26. Trees and Plants
  27. Numbers (for 3-year-olds)
  28. Numbers (for 4-year-olds)
  29. Numbers (for 5-year-olds)
  30. Addition
  31. Subtraction
  32. Conclusion 283
  33. Nadya’s Outline


Contributors (Author(s), Editor(s), Translator(s), Illustrator(s) etc.)

K. T. Margaret has taught in a variety of settings and has trained teachers from urban and rural backgrounds. She has taught through English, Tamil and Kannada, and her work among the children of working-class Tamil migrants in Bengaluru is an inspiring testimony to the transformative potential of education.