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History of Children's Play and Play Environments Toward a Contemporary Child-Saving Movement

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ISBN-10: 0415806208

ISBN-13: 9780415806206

Edition: 2010

Authors: Joe L. Frost

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Book details

Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 10/27/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 6.06" wide x 9.09" long x 0.67" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

List of Figures
List of Tables
Early Historical Views on Children's Play
Children's Play in Ancient Greece and Rome
The Play of Medieval Children
Irrational Play, Child Abuse, and Accidents in Medieval Times
Reformation and Renaissance Philosophers/Educators on Play
Pre-modern Philosophers on Play
Friedrich Froebel: The Architect of the Kindergarten or "Garden for Children"
Linking the Contributions of Early Scholars
Play and Play Environments in Early America
Play and Play Environments of Native American and Early Settlers' Children
The Changing Picture of Early Colonists' Play
Girls at Play in Nineteenth Century New England
Boys at Play in Nineteenth Century New England
Playing in the Country: Hunting, Fishing, War, and Recess
The Western Frontier: Work, Play, Muddy Roads, and Wilderness
The Play of Slave Children: "Play Is Fun, Work Is Hard"
Culture, Circumstance, and Play
The Early Child-Saving Movement: Shame of the Cities
Victims of a Stolen Childhood
Irrational Play: Begging, Picking Pockets, and Outwitting the Police
Settlement Houses and Playgrounds for the Poor
Orphan Trains, Farms, Coal Mines, and Factories
Enduring Elements of the Child-Saving Movement
Setting the Stage for a Twenty-First Century Child-Saving Movement
The Evolution of the Play and Playground Movement
Early New York: "City Where Crime Is Play"
The Many Faces of the Play and Playground Movement
Stages of Play Environment Development
The New Psychology and the Institutionalization of Play and Playgrounds
The Playground Association of America (PAA)
The Normal Course in Play
Successes and Limitations of the Play and Playground Movement
Play and the Child Study Movement: Nursery Schools, Kindergartens, and the Developmental Approach to Play
Play and Child Development in Kindergartens
The Child Study Movement and the New Psychology
Applying the New Psychology to Education
Play and the "Whole Child"
Child Development Becomes a Scientific Discipline
The Emergence of Professional Organizations Advocating Play
Decades of Promise and Gathering Storms
Play during Hard Times: The Great Depression
Bursting the Economic Bubble and the Dreams of Americans
Pleasant and Not-So-Pleasant Memories
Stories from Children of the Depression
Double Trouble: The Great Depression and the Dust Bowl
Play and Play Environments of City Children during the Depression
The Awakening
Natural, Built, and Adventure Play Environments: Back to Nature
Natural Play Environments: Wilderness, Vacant Lots, Habitats, and Gardens
Manufactured Apparatus Playgrounds: Steel and Stone
The Novelty Era: Dennis the Menace
Adventure Playgrounds: Tools, Pets, Junk, Loose Parts, and Gardens
The Modern Era: Standardized Playgrounds
The Postmodern Era of Play Environments: Back to Nature
The Value of Play and the Consequences of Play Deprivation
The Rush to Distinction and Mediocrity
Developmental and Therapeutic Values of Play
Play, Brain, and Play Deprivation
Obesity, Illness, and Dying Young
The Causes of Play Deprivation: A Perfect Storm
Out-of Control Cyber Play
The Perpetual Evolution of Safety Standards
A Litigious Society
Under-parenting and Over-parenting: Baby Boomers to Generation XXL
No Child Left Behind: A Flawed Political Mandate
Needed: A Twenty-First Century Child-Saving Movement
Toward a Contemporary Child-Saving Movement
Lessons from the Past
The Postmodern Era in Children's Play and Play Environments
Building on the Early Child-Saving Movement
The Play and Playground Movement
The School Gardens Movement
Children's Zoo Movement
The Nature Study Movement
The Organized Camping Movement
The Children's Museum Movement
Building Ecosystems for Play
Child Development Centers and Learning and Development through Play
Expanding the Voice of Play and Play Environments
Nonprofit Organizations and Coalitions
Private Foundations
Enter the Government
Confronting the Play/Fitness/Health Crisis and Restoring Outdoor Play
Convincing Adults that Children Need Play at Home and Recess at School
Countering Pills and Disabilities
Turning off the Tech Toys
Getting Children back to Nature
Equity for Children in Poverty
From Junk Food to Basic Nutrition
Getting Parents Active and Emotional: Countering Fear
Remembering Lessons from History