The Development of Play: Third Edition

Author(s) : David Cohen

The Development of Play: Third Edition

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2006
  • Category :
    Child and Adolescent Studies
  • Catalogue No : 23068
  • ISBN 13 : 9780415347020
  • ISBN 10 : 0415347025

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'The Development of Play' explores the central role of play in childhood development. David Cohen examines how children play with objects, with language, and most importantly with each other and their parents. He explains how play enables children to learn how to move, think, speak and imagine, as well as to develop emotionally and socially. Incorporating much of the recent research in this area, including that of John Flavell, Henry Wellman and others, The Development of Play shows how play encourages children to grasp the difference between appearance and reality.

Introduction. A History of Play. Playing with objects. Playing with other children. Pretending. Playful People? Play Therapy: or the pathology of play? Adult Games in a Changing World. Endgames. Bibliography.

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