A practical book for teachers consisting of 10 YC and TYC articles on the importance of integrating rich content-based, teacher-guided instruction with meaningful child-centered play to nurture children's emerging capabilities and skills. The emphasis is on teachers' active, intentional role in children's play to guide learning. Two sections: four general articles that discuss the topic, followed by six content-area articles on math, literacy, drama, art, STEM, and outdoor learning. Marie wrote the introduction as well as other material. Note: This book will not be part of the Spotlight series; articles will appear as chapters in a book (along the lines of Big Questions, with chapters from different authors but having a cohesive look).