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If you are interested in learning more about Mixed-Age Grouping, the importance of ‘Play’ and why it is the cornerstone of 10th Street Preschool’s philosophy, we highly recommend reading these classic works.  Feel free to borrow books from our extensive Children’s Library and from our Parent Library.


The Benefits of Mixed-Age Grouping
Lillian Katz, ERIC Digest

The Case for Mixed-Age Grouping in Early Education
Lillian Katz, National Association for the Education of Young Children

The Play’s the Thing; Teachers’ Roles in Children’s Play
Elizabeth Jones & Gretchen Reynolds, Early Childhood Education Series

Playing and Reality
D. W. Winnicott, Routledge Classics

Child on Sand

Child Development & Early Childhood

The Irreducible Needs of Children: What Every Child Must Have to Grow, Learn, and Flourish
T. Berry Brazelton & Stanley I. Greenspan, M.D.

Touchpoints 3 to 6
T. Berry Brazelton & Joshua D. Sparrow

The Magic Years: Understanding and Handling the Problems of Early Childhood
Selma H. Fraiberg & T. Berry Brazelton

The Psychological Birth of The Human Infant Symbiosis and Individuation
Margaret S. Mahler, Fred Pine, & Anni Bergman

Your One-Year-Old: The Fun-Loving, Fussy 12- to 24-Month-Old
Louise Bates Ames & Frances L. Ilg
(The first in a series of handbooks that provide a glimpse into each year of life.)

Vivian Paley

Bad Guys Don’t Have Birthdays: Fantasy Play at Four
Vivian Gussin Paley

Boys and Girls: Superheroes in the Doll Corner
Vivian Gussin Paley

The Boy Who Would Be a Helicopter
Vivian Gussin Paley & Robert Coles

You Can’t Say You Can’t Play
Vivian Gussin Paley