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Children and play

by Peter K Smith | 09 April 2009
PAPERBACK
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The role of play in child development is a source of ongoinginterest and debate. In this book, renowned expert Peter Smithoffers an expansive definition of the term "play",taking an in-depth look at its impact on children, as well as itsadaptive value for birds and mammals, including primates. Using both contemporary and classic research, Smith examines howdifferent age groups and sexes participate in a wide variety ofplay, including exercise and rough-and- tumble play, fantasy playand imaginary friends, and play with objects. The book gauges thefunction of play in early childhood education and makes the casefor and against recess breaks in school. How play occurs indifferent societies and among various populations - includingchildren with special needs - is also explored. With its comprehensive coverage of theoretical, historical,cross-cultural, and evolutionary perspectives, Children andPlay holds significant insights for parents, educators, andclinicians.
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Synopsis
The role of play in child development is a source of ongoinginterest and debate. In this book, renowned expert Peter Smithoffers an expansive definition of the term "play",taking an in-depth look at its impact on children, as well as itsadaptive value for birds and mammals, including primates. Using both contemporary and classic research, Smith examines howdifferent age groups and sexes participate in a wide variety ofplay, including exercise and rough-and- tumble play, fantasy playand imaginary friends, and play with objects. The book gauges thefunction of play in early childhood education and makes the casefor and against recess breaks in school. How play occurs indifferent societies and among various populations - includingchildren with special needs - is also explored. With its comprehensive coverage of theoretical, historical,cross-cultural, and evolutionary perspectives, Children andPlay holds significant insights for parents, educators, andclinicians.
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€39.19
117 Reward Points
In stock online
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Eligible for free delivery

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!

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Product Details

ISBN - 9780631235224
Format - PAPERBACK
Publisher -
Published - 09/04/2009
Categories - All, Books, Education, Psychology Academic
No. of Pages - 256
Weight - 402
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Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 23
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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