Play from Birth to Twelve Contexts, Perspectives, and Meanings

ISBN-10: 0415951127

ISBN-13: 9780415951128

Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)

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Here you'll read why play is vital in developing mathematical thinking & promoting social skills, how properly constructed play enhances classroom instruction, which games foster which skills, how playing stimulates creativity & much more.
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Book details

List price: $54.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 7/26/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 478
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Perspectives on Play Development
Play Development from Birth to Age Four
Play Development from Ages Four to Eight
Play Development from Ages Eight to Twelve
Language and Play: Natural Partners
Gender Identity and Play
Play as the Language of Children's Feelings
Play in the Context of Life-Span Human Development
Meanings of Play
The Meanings in Play with Objects
Social and Nonsocial Play
Sociodramatic Play Pretending Together
Constructive Play
Rough-and-Tumble Play from Childhood through Adolescence: Differing Perspectives
Games with Rules
Play as Children See It
Play as a Context for Humor Development
Educational Contexts for Play
Play's Pathways to Meaning: A Dynamic Theory of Play
Adult Influences on Play: The Vygotskian Approach
Social Play in School
Play as a Medium for Literacy Development
Play and Mathematics at Ages One to Ten
Scientific Inquiry and Exploratory Representational Play
Play and Technology: Revised Realities and Potential Perspectives
Educational Implications of Play with Computers
The Role of Play in Assessment
Reconciling Play and Assessment Standards: How To Leave No Child Behind
Social and Physical Contexts for Play
Play in Historical and Cross-Cultural Contexts
Influences of Race, Culture, Social Class, and Gender: Diversity and Play
Parent-Child and Child-Child Play in Diverse Cultural Contexts
Can I Play Too? Reflections on the Issues for Children with Disabilities
Sibling and Peer Influences on Play
A Sociocultural Perspective of Parent-Child Play
City Play
Children's Outdoor Play: An Endangered Activity
Perspectives on Play and Playgrounds
Play as Ritual in Health Care Settings
Clinical Perspectives on Play
Particular Meanings Embedded in Play
Fantasy and Imagination
Sociocultural Influences on Gender-Role Behaviors in Children's Play
Play and Violence: Understanding and Responding Effectively
Attaining the Protean Self in a Rapidly Changing World: Understanding Chaos through Play
Epilogue: Emerging and Future Contexts, Perspectives, and Meanings for Play
Contributors
Index
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