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The routledge international handbook of early childhood play

Edited by: Tina Bruce , Pentti Hakkarainen , Milda Bredikyte

Print publication date:  June  2017
Online publication date:  June  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138833715
eBook ISBN: 9781315735290
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315735290
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Book description

Historical changes in play are taking place in childhood all over the world, with the digitalisation of children?s lives. Researchers are worried about the disappearance of advanced forms of play and the prioritization of time spent with loving adults, supporting play with babies and toddlers. At the same time, our understanding about the crucial importance of individual development is becoming clearer.

The Routledge International Handbook of Early Childhood Play explores these issues and more. It proposes the importance of adult participation in play, as adult guidance brings the possibility of moral, cultural and symbolic elements to children?s play, and enhances the educational opportunities in adult-child joint play. The book also examines the aesthetic dimension of play and its role in the development of imagination and creativity.

With contributors from many parts of the world, this unique handbook brings together the latest research and highlights practice which focuses on play. This is an essential and engaging read for all students, academics, teachers and practitioners with an interest in play.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Ponderings on play Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Locating play today Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Play birth to three Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Cultural-historical play theory Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Aesthetics of play and joint playworlds Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Pretend play and child development Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Characteristics of pretend role play Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Conceptions of play activity and its application in Mexico Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Introducing social role-play to colombian children 5–6 years Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Play and art in a japanese early childhood setting Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Changing our world Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Children’s socio-dramatic play typologies and teacher play involvement within the breadth of the zone of proximal development Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Playing on the edge Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Chimp and child Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Play with infants Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Observing children’s triadic play Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Pooh bear’s turn! Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Self-regulation and narrative interventions in children’s play Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Playworlds and the pedagogy of listening Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Collaborative play with dramatization Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Digital playworlds in an australia context Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The developmental potential of toys and games Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The interplay between play and learning Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Play, creativity and creative thinking Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Play with social roles as a method for psychological development in young children Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Games as a tool for facilitating cognitive development Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The promise of play as an intervention to develop self-regulation in children on the autism spectrum Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Musical play and play through music in early childhood Download PDF
Introduction_from_the_Editors Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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