The Child's Right To Play / Edition 1

The Child's Right To Play / Edition 1

by Rhonda Clements
     
 

Clements, Fiorentino, and their contributors focus on the right of every child to experience the joy and developmental benefits derived from play. The volume brings together national and international specialists in the areas of early childhood and play leadership as well as playground manufacturers, parks and recreation directors, architects and landscape

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Clements, Fiorentino, and their contributors focus on the right of every child to experience the joy and developmental benefits derived from play. The volume brings together national and international specialists in the areas of early childhood and play leadership as well as playground manufacturers, parks and recreation directors, architects and landscape architects, child care providers, child life specialists, movement and physical educators, and parent advocates of play.

Clements and Fiorentino offer readers contemporary thoughts from more than 60 national and international specialists in the areas of early childhood and play leadership, brain research and educational psychology, as well as playground specialists, child life specialists, movement and physical educators. All works reflect the contributors' commitment to the belief in education through play or play for its own sake. The contributors also confirm the belief that play, along with the basic needs of nutrition, health, shelter, and education is vital to the development of all children.

This collection is divided into five parts: Part One addresses topics of special interest to parents and caregivers concerning definitions and the importance of play. Part Two offers information concerning curriculum development, programming, and several academic teaching issues. Topics reflecting the child's props, playthings, and play environments are blended together in Part Three. Part Four offers indepth chapters linking current research connecting brain and learning with play. Part Five contains an overview of the importance and right of all children to play.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275981716
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/05/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
440
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Figures and tables
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. IPlayful issues for parents and educators1
1The right to a work-free and playful childhood : a historical perspective3
2The moral and ethical dimensions of controlling play9
3Adults : an obstacle to children's self-expressive play17
4A brief look at fantasy play23
5Play and imagination as tools for building resilience29
6Enhancing preschoolers' school readiness through imaginative play with parents and teachers35
7Using audiovisual recording to observe play in preschool settings in Northern Ireland49
8Play as a coping strategy during a time of bombing and destruction55
9Play initiatives in Brazil63
10The status of child's play in Japan67
11Play of reconciliation : play between parent and child71
12The child's rite of play : the consequences of taming the liminal stage in contemporary rites of passage77
Pt. IIPlay time85
13Play and cognitive development : a Piagetian perspective89
14Academia versus child's play : a cultural conflict in Taiwan95
15Dramatic play in Montessori kindergarten in Taiwan and mainland China99
16Play-based curriculum : a strong foundation for future learning111
17Simon says ... "reading is fun!"119
18Growing and playing naturally in India125
19Play doesn't need any labels : inclusive play for all children129
20A games model for facilitating a constructivist approach133
21Organized play through youth sports : a four-tier system137
22Bullying in schools in the North of Portugal : what we know about children145
23Grounding the players : social play experiences reflect school playground policies153
24Guidelines for managing playground risks163
25Assessment as an adventure activity171
Pt. IIIPlaythings and play spaces175
26Kids getting older younger : the adultification of children's play177
27Integration of traditional play and games to enhance learning185
28Creating homemade play equipment191
29Scandinavian Viking games197
30The tension between play and practice in learning a high-skill activity203
31Using intergenerational puppets to convey play and recreational principles209
32Imaginative play as a component of a multisensory art experience211
33Simplifying the environment : a look at the effects of open-ended materials on young minds217
34Multicultural dimensions of a children's play and discovery center in Arabia221
35The collaborative play of parents, children, and teachers in creating a diverse play space225
36Designing sensory play environments for children with special needs233
37Community mural : a visual history of field's corner in Dorchester, Massachusetts243
Pt. IVPlayful thinking and the brain249
38Early playful intellectuals251
39Rike's guided dramatic play system, the brain, and language263
40Imaginative play and the neurology of creative growth in infants through adults : exchanges between Elizabeth Rike and Karl Pribram277
41Play and the brain in comparative perspective293
42The beast at play : the neuroethology of creativity309
43A closer look at the ontological role of play329
44Play deprivation and juvenile violence : neuroscience, play, and child development343
45Educational drama and learning347
46Dramatic play for healing359
47The need for action methods in education371
48Nice monsters, sandcastles, and soccer : a thematic analysis of humor and play375
Pt. VDeclaration of the child's right to play393
Index399
About the editors and contributors417

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