The Routledge International Handbook of Early Childhood Play
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The Routledge International Handbook of Early Childhood Play

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Historical changes in play are taking place in childhood all over the world, with the digitalisation of children's lives. Researchers are worried about the disappearance of advanced forms of play and the prioritization of time spent with loving adults, supporting play with babies and toddlers. At the same time, our understanding about the crucial importance of individual development is becoming clearer. The Routledge International Handbook of Early Childhood Play explores these issues and more. It proposes the importance of adult participation in play, as adult guidance brings the possibility of moral, cultural and symbolic elements to children's play, and enhances the educational opportunities in adult-child joint play. The book also examines the aesthetic dimension of play and its role in the development of imagination and creativity. With contributors from many parts of the world, this unique handbook brings together the latest research and highlights practice which focuses on play. This is an essential and engaging read for all students, academics, teachers and practitioners with an interest in play.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 422 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 30.48mm | 788g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 15 Line drawings, black and white; 1 Halftones, black and white; 26 Tables, black and white; 16 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1138833711
  • 9781138833715

Review quote

"The critical importance of play in early childhood development of children has long been acknowledged but can often be a struggle to defend given the pressures on early childhood in the 21st century. This handbook from a well-respected and diverse group of scholars and practitioners is both timely and enormously helpful to those in the field who are attempting to promote the importance of play in their professional work with parents and young children. They each bring their diverse research and development experience together and attempt the courageous joint act of producing an integrated and unifying play theory. Individually each chapter provides an insight into reflective and dialogic research and practice, but collectively they stand as a model of critical thinking and theory making for practice. As such this handbook should be required reading for students and scholars engaged in early childhood studies, and all practitioner teams aiming to develop excellence in their play practice." - Professor Chris Pascal, Director, Centre for Research in Early Childhood (CREC) "The Routledge Handbook of Early Childhood Play is a very timely and impressive volume. The current resurgence in interest in children's play is both multi-disciplinary and increasingly cross-cultural, and this book represents this new flourishing in both these dimensions. At the same time, the central significance of play within early childhood development, which is finally beginning to be taken on board by the wider research community, is marvellously exemplified is many of the 28 chapters. This book needs to be on the shelf of every serious student of early child development." - Dr. David Whitebread, Director, Centre for Research on Play in Education, Development and Learning (PEDAL), University of Cambridgeshow more

About Tina Bruce

Tina Bruce was formerly Director of the Centre for Early Childhood Education, University of Roehampton. She has a long and distinguished publishing career and was co-ordinator of the Early Years Ministerial Advisory Group for ten years, contributing to the `Curriculum Guidance for the Foundation Stage', `Birth to Three matters', and the English Early Years Foundation Stage. Pentti Hakkarainen is Professor of the Department of Developmental and Educational Psychology at the Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences. Milda Bredikyte is Associated Professor of the Department of Developmental and Educational Psychology and a coordinator of research and teaching activities of the Play Research Laboratory at the Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences.show more

Table of contents

I SELECTED HISTORICAL APPROACHES TO CHLDREN'S PLAY ã ã 1.PONDERINGS ON PLAY: FROEBELIAN ASSEMBLAGES Tina Bruce 2.LOCATING PLAY TODAY Suzanne Flannery Quinn 3.PLAY BIRTH TO THREE: TREASURE BASKETS AND HEURISTIC PLAY, THE LEGACY OF ELINOR GOLDSCHMIED (1910-2009) Jacqui Cousins, Anita Hughes 4.CULTURAL HISTORICAL PLAY THEORY Elena Smirnova 5.AESTHETICS OF PLAY AND JOINT PLAY-WORLDS Monica Nilsson, Beth Ferholt 6.CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND PRETEND PLAY Pentti Hakkarainen, Milda Bredikyte, Ildar Safarov II PLAY IN DIFFERENT CULTURES 7.CHARACTERISTICS OF PRETEND ROLE PLAY Elena Smirnova, Irina Ryabkova, Elena Sheina 8.CONCEPTIONS OF PLAY ACTIVITY AND ITS APPLICATION Yulia Solovieva, Eduardo Alejandro Escotto Cordova, Ana Maria Baltazar Ramos, Luis Quintanar 9.INTRODUCING SOCIAL ROLE PLAY TO YOUNG CHILDREN IN COLOMBIA Yulia Solovieva, Claudia Moreno 10.PLAY AND ART IN A JAPANESE EARLY CHILHOOD SETTING Kiyotaka Miyazaki ã III SOCIODRAMATIC PLAY ã 11.ACROSS THE UNIVERSE: DIALOGIC DRAMATIC PLAY WITH YOUNG CHILDREN Brian Edmiston 12.CHILDREN'S SOCIODRAMATIC PLAY TYPOLOGIES AND TEACHER PLAY INVOLVEMENT WITHIN THE BREADTH OF THE ZONE OF PROXIMAL DEVELOPMENT Eleni Loizou 13.PLAYING ON THE EDGE: ADVENTURE, RISK AND CHALLENGE IN PLAY OUTDOORS Helen Tovey ã IV OBSERVING AND INTERVENING IN PLAY 14.CHIMP AND CHILD: ARE THERE SIMILARITIES IN THEIR PLAY? John Matthews 15.PLAY WITH INFANTS: THE IMPULSE OF STORYTELLING Colwyn Trevarthen 16.OBSERVING CHILDREN'S TRIADIC PLAY Luisa Molinari, Ada Cigala, Paola Corsano 17.POOH BEAR'S TURN! AN AUSTRALIAN STUDY OF ADULTS USING SPECIAL TOYS TO DEVELOP PLAY COMPLEXITY FROM WITHIN CHILDREN'S IMAGINARY PLAY Sue March, Marilyn Fleer 18.SELF-REGULATION AND NARRATIVE INTERVENTIONS IN CHILDREN'S PLAY Milda Bredikyte. Pentti Hakkarainen ã V PLAY ENVIRONMENTS, TOYS AND PARTNERS 19.PLAYWORLD AND THE PEDAGOGY OF LISTENING Monica Nilsson, Beth Ferholt 20.COLLABORATIVE PLAY WITH DRAMATIZATION: AN AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMME OF `PLAYSHOP IN A JAPANESE EARLY CHILDHOOD SETTING Hiroaki Ishiguro 21.DIGITAL PLAYWORLDS IN AN AUSTRALIAN CONTEXT - SUPPORTING DOUBLE SUBJECTIVITY Marilyn Fleer 22.THE DEVELOPMENTAL POTENTIAL OF TOYS AND GAMES Elena Smirnova, Irina Ryabkova, Elena Sheina VI DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING IN PLAY 23.THE INTERPLAY BETWEEN PLAY AND LEARNING Galina Zuckerman 24.CREATIVITY AND PLAY Sue Robson 25.PLAY WITH SOCIAL ROLES AS A METHOD FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT IN YOUNG CHILDREN Yulia Solovieva, Luis Quintanar ã VII PLAY AND CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS 26.GAMES AS A TOOL FOR FACILITATING COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT Tatiana Akhutina, Antonina Romanova 27.THE PROMISE OF PLAY AS AN INTEERVENTION TO DEVELOP SELF-REGULATION IN CHILDREN ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM Sonia Mastrangelo 28.MUSICAL PLAY AND PLAY THROUGH MUSIC IN EARLY CHILDHOOD Adam Ockelford, Angela Voyajolu ã ãshow more