Children, Play, and Development

ISBN-10: 1412967694
ISBN-13: 9781412967693
Edition: 4th 2010
Authors: Fergus P. Hughes
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Book details

List price: $93.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/2/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.310
Language: English

Children, Play, and Development offers a comprehensive look at children's play from birth to adolescence. Stressing the developmental and psychological importance of play, the text discusses the relationship of play to the physical, social, intellectual, and emotional growth of the child.

Fergus P. Hughes is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay From 1972 until 2004 he was a professor of Human Development and Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, where he taught courses on child development, adolescent development, life span human development, and children's play. In 2004 he assumed the role of Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences, which he held until his retirement in 2007. He is currently engaged in scholarly writing and teaching courses in the University's Adult Degree Program.He is the author or co-author of eight books and numerous book chapters and scholarly articles dealing primarily with childhood cognition and children's play. The first edition of his book Children, Play, and Development appeared in 1991, and has since been translated into Chinese, Korean, and Spanish. In addition, he serves as a professional consultant and regular contributor to The Child Parenting Journal, a national Australian parenting magazine.

Preface
Acknowledgments
The Context of Play
Historical and Theoretical Viewpoints
Ethological and Cultural Perspectives
The Development of Play
The First Two Years of Life
The Preschool Years: From 2 to 5
Play in Later Childhood and Adolescence
Individual Differences in Play
Gender Differences in Play
Play in Special Populations
The Benefits of Play
Play and Intellectual Development
The Social Benefits of Play
The Uses of Play in Therapy
Glossary
References
Index
About the Author

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