Play as a Literacy of Possibilities : Expanding Meanings in Practices , Materials , and Spaces

@inproceedings{Wohlwend2008PlayAA,
  title={Play as a Literacy of Possibilities : Expanding Meanings in Practices , Materials , and Spaces},
  author={Karen Wohlwend},
  year={2008}
}
Since the seminal book Language Stories and Literacy Lessons (Harste, Woodward, & Burke) appeared in 1984, a substantial body of educational research has documented young children’s playful explorations and transactions with texts, that is, their interpretations, approximations, and appropriations of print and nonprint messages in the world around them. (For a comprehensive review of transactional early literacy research, see Whitmore, Goodman, Martens, & Owocki, 2005). Until recently, early… CONTINUE READING

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