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Author: Kay Owen
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PLAY IN THE EARLY YEARS provides on accessible overview of key concepts, debates and approaches to children's play.
• considers play from a variety of perspectives;
• offers expert insights into theory and research;
• encourages the reader to critically reflect on both theory and practice.
With features including key terms, case studies, reflective questions, spotlights on research and an accompanying glossary, this text is perfect for everyone who is interested in play -from those just starting undergraduate degrees through to those with more advanced knowledge or experience.
About the Editor and Authors ix
Introduction: The Problem With Play 1
Kay Owen and Alistair Turvill
1 The Changing Face of Play 9
2 The Role of Play in Child Development 31
Kay Owen and Christopher Barnes
3 Understanding Children's Play Behaviours 53
4 Play in the Great Outdoors 75
Su Wall and Kay Owen
5 Digital Play in Early Childhood 95
6 Play and Gender 119
Kay Owen and Jenny Hallam
7 What Are We Playing at? 141
8 Children's Right to Play 159
Julianne Harlow and Martin Smith
9 Learning and Play: Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment 179
Su Wall and Sarah Roeschlaub
10 A Historical View of Anthropological, International and
Intercultural Perspectives 199
Marco Antonio Delgado-Fuentes
11 Autism and Play 221
Conclusion: The Real Problem With Play 241