9-3 | Choice Time: How to Deepen Learning through Inquiry and Play, PreK–2

Book Review

Choice Time: How to Deepen Learning through Inquiry and Play, PreK–2

Renee Dinnerstein
Portsmouth, NH: Heinmann, 2016. Foreword, conclusion, acknowledgments, and works cited. 164pp. $28.13 paper. ISBN: 9780325077659

by Kristie Lynch

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Choice Time: How to Deepen Learning through Inquiry and Play, PreK–2 is a thorough look at younger children’s play through inquiry and exploration. Author Renee Dinnerstein divides the book into two primary aspects that promote play choice: part 1 discusses the importance of play, different types of play, and classroom logistics of play-centered development; while part 2 delves into the explanation and creation of these varied, multilayered centers using blocks, science, reading, dra-matic play, math, and art.