This unique collection of 12 research projects carried out by experienced practitioners in the play sector in the UK and USA puts forward a range of perspectives on children's play and adults' relationships with it. Drawing on a diverse range of research methodologies, the studies consider adults' memories of play; the co-production of spaces where children can play (in adventure playgrounds, out of school clubs, children’s zoos, children's museums and public space); therapeutic approaches to playwork; playwork and wellbeing; supporting the play of severely disabled children and young people; play and contemporary art practice; and children's use of technology in a playground. Offering a fresh look beyond the dominant singular voice of developmental psychology, this book is essential reading for anyone studying or working with children at play.
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About the Author
Dr Wendy Russell is Senior Lecturer in Play and Playwork at the University of Gloucestershire, UK. Her research focuses on supporting children’s right to play, particularly in terms of politics of space, policy and ethics. Dr Stuart Lester was Senior Lecturer in Play and Playwork at the University of Gloucestershire, UK. His key research interests included the nature and value of children’s play, playful production of time/space through everyday encounters and the conditions under which children’s (and adults) playfulness may thrive. Hilary Smith is the Course Leader for the MA Professional Studies in Children’s Play and a Senior Lecturer in the School of Liberal and Performing Arts at the University of Gloucestershire, UK. Her research interests are in the realm of children’s play and links with physical literacy, health and wellbeing.