Play from Birth to Twelve: Contexts, Perspectives, and Meanings / Edition 2

Play from Birth to Twelve: Contexts, Perspectives, and Meanings / Edition 2

by Doris Pronin Fromberg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415951127

ISBN-13: 9780415951128

Pub. Date: 08/01/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In light of recent standards-based and testing movements, the issue of play in childhood has taken on increased meaning for educational professionals and social scientists. This second edition of Play From Birth to Twelve offers comprehensive coverage of what we now know about play, its guiding principles, its dynamics and importance in early learning. These

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Overview

In light of recent standards-based and testing movements, the issue of play in childhood has taken on increased meaning for educational professionals and social scientists. This second edition of Play From Birth to Twelve offers comprehensive coverage of what we now know about play, its guiding principles, its dynamics and importance in early learning. These up-to-date essays, written by some of the most distinguished experts in the field, help students explore:


  • all aspects of play, including new approaches not yet covered in the literature

  • how teachers in various classroom situations set up and guide play to facilitate learning

  • how play is affected by societal violence, media reportage, technological innovations and other contemporary issues

  • which areas of play have been studied adequately and which require further research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415951128
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/01/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
478
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1Play development from birth to age four3
2Play development from ages four to eight13
3Play development from ages eight to twelve21
4Language and play : natural partners31
5Gender identity and play41
6Play as the language of children's feelings47
7Play in the context of life-span human development53
8The meanings in play with objects65
9Social and nonsocial play75
10Sociodramatic play pretending together87
11Constructive play103
12Rough-and-tumble play from childhood through adolescence : differing perspectives111
13Games with rules119
14Play as children see it127
15Play as a context for humor development141
16Play's pathways to meaning : a dynamic theory of play159
17Adult influences on play : the Vygotskian approach167
18Social play in school173
19Play as a medium for literacy development181
20Play and mathematics at ages one to ten187
21Scientific inquiry and exploratory representational play199
22Play and technology : revised realities and potential perspectives207
23Educational implications of play with computers215
24The role of play in assessment223
25Reconciling play and assessment standards : how to leave no child behind233
26Play in historical and cross-cultural contexts243
27Influences of race, cultural, social class, and gender : diversity and play261
28Parent-child and child-child play in diverse cultural contexts275
29Can I play too? Reflections on the issues for children with disabilities289
30Sibling and peer influences on play297
31A sociocultural perspective of parent-child play309
32City play315
33Children's outdoor play : an endangered activity323
34Perspectives on play and playgrounds331
35Play as ritual in health care settings343
36Clinical perspectives on play353
37Fantsay and imagination371
38Sociocultural influences on gender-role behaviors in children's play379
39Play and violence : understanding and responding effectively395
40Attaining the protean self in a rapidly changing world : understanding chaos through play405
Epilogue : emerging and future contexts, perspectives, and meanings for play417

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