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Title The child's right to play : a global approach / edited by Rhonda L. Clements and Leah Fiorentino
Published Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2004


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Description xvi, 425 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents Introduction / Rhonda L. Clements and Leah Holland Fiorentio -- Pt. I. Playful issues for parents and educators -- 1. The right to a work-free and playful childhood : a historical perspective / Liss Hermine Makman -- 2. The moral and ethical dimensions of controlling play / Nancy K. Freeman and Mac H. Brown -- 3. Adults : an obstacle to children's self-expressive play / Brain Ashley -- 4. A brief look at fantasy play / Raquel Ary-De Rozza and Joanna Payne-Jones -- 5. Play and imagination as tools for building resilience / Janice H. Patterson -- 6. Enhancing preschoolers' school readiness through imaginative play with parents and teachers / Jerome L. Singer, Dorothy G. Singer and Amanda E. Schweder -- 7. Using audiovisual recording to observe play in preschool settings in Northern Ireland / Roisin McCooey -- 8. Play as a coping strategy during a time of bombing and destruction / Ivana Lisul -- 9. Play initiatives in Brazil / Marilena Flores Martins -- 10. The status of child's play in Japan / Rikuko Okuda -- 11. Play of reconciliation : play between parent and child / Yvonne E. Keairns, Janet Edwards and Christina Carlucci -- 12. The child's rite of play : the consequences of taming the liminal stage in contemporary rites of passage / Charlie McCormick -- Pt. II. Play time -- 13. Play and cognitive development : a Piagetian perspective / Bruce D. Grossman -- 14. Academia versus child's play : a cultural conflict in Taiwan / Pei-Yu Chang -- 15. Dramatic play in Montessori kindergarten in Taiwan and mainland China / Mei-Chun Lin, James E. Johnson and Karen McChesney Johnson -- 16. Play-based curriculum : a strong foundation for future learning / Carolyn M. Patterson -- 17. Simon says ... "reading is fun!" / Monica McHale-Small and Tabatha A. Uhrich -- 18. Growing and playing naturally in India / Paramvir Singh -- 19. Play doesn't need any labels : inclusive play for all children / Lynda Reeves -- 20. A games model for facilitating a constructivist approach / Marianne Torbert -- 21. Organized play through youth sports : a four-tier system / Anne M. Rothschadl and Christopher M. Nunes -- 22. Bullying in schools in the North of Portugal : what we know about children / Beatriz Pereira -- 23. Grounding the players : social play experiences reflect school playground policies / Eva Peterson -- 24. Guidelines for managing playground risks / Susan Hudson and Donna Thompson -- 25. Assessment as an adventure activity / Leah Holland Fiorentino -- Pt. III. Playthings and play spaces -- 26. Kids getting older younger : the adultification of children's play / Pei-San Brown, Candra D. Thronton and John A. Sutterby -- 27. Integration of traditional play and games to enhance learning / Elaine M. Van Lue -- 28. Creating homemade play equipment / Joanne Hynes-Dusel -- 29. Scandinavian Viking games / Gustave T. Juhlin -- 30. The tension between play and practice in learning a high-skill activity / Frederick Johnson -- 31. Using intergenerational puppets to convey play and recreational principles / Lindsay C. Davis -- 32. Imaginative play as a component of a multisensory art experience / Melissa Gemeinhardt -- 33. Simplifying the environment : a look at the effects of open-ended materials on young minds / Gilbert M. Foley and John Castranova -- 34. Multicultural dimensions of a children's play and discovery center in Arabia / Vicki L. Stoecklin and Randy White -- 35. The collaborative play of parents, children, and teachers in creating a diverse play space / Georgianna Duarte -- 36. Designing sensory play environments for children with special needs / Date Bishop -- 37. Community mural : a visual history of field's corner in Dorchester, Massachusetts / Lois A. Berggren -- Pt. IV. Playful thinking and the brain -- 38. Early playful intellectuals / Audrey Skrupskelis -- 39. Rike's guided dramatic play system, the brain, and language / Joyce A. Wilkinson -- 40. Imaginative play and the neurology of creative growth in infants through adults : exchanges between Elizabeth Rike and Karl Pribram / Elizabeth Rike -- 41. Play and the brain in comparative perspective / Gordon M. Burghardt -- 42. The beast at play : the neuroethology of creativity / Neil Greenberg -- 43. A closer look at the ontological role of play / Mark Cotter -- 44. Play deprivation and juvenile violence : neuroscience, play, and child development / Joe Frost and Connie Steele -- 45. Educational drama and learning / Betty J. Wagner -- 46. Dramatic play for healing / Patricia Sternberg -- 47. The need for action methods in education / E. Paul Torrance -- 48. Nice monsters, sandcastles, and soccer : a thematic analysis of humor and play / Howard R. Pollio and Marilyn R. Pollio -- Pt. V. Declaration of the child's right to play
Summary Annotation. <p>Clements, Fiorentino, and their contributors focus on the right of every child to experience the joy and developmental benefits derived from play. The volume brings together national and international specialists in the areas of early childhood and play leadership as well as playground manufacturers, parks and recreation directors, architects and landscape architects, child care providers, child life specialists, movement and physical educators, and parent advocates of play.</p><p></p><p>Clements and Fiorentino offer readers contemporary thoughts from more than 60 national and international specialists in the areas of early childhood and play leadership, brain research and educational psychology, as well as playground specialists, child life specialists, movement and physical educators. All works reflect the contributors' commitment to the belief in education through play or play for its own sake. The contributors also confirm the belief that play, along with the basic needs of nutrition, health, shelter, and education is vital to the development of all children.</p><p></p><p>This collection is divided into five parts: Part One addresses topics of special interest to parents and caregivers concerning definitions and the importance of play. Part Two offers information concerning curriculum development, programming, and several academic teaching issues. Topics reflecting the child's props, playthings, and play environments are blended together in Part Three. Part Four offers indepth chapters linking current research connecting brain and learning with play. Part Five contains an overview of the importance and right of all children to play.</p>
Notes Published under the auspices of Hofstra University
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Play -- Psychological aspects.
Author Clements, Rhonda L.
Fiorentino, Leah.
LC no. 2003046963
ISBN 0275981711 alkaline paper
Other Titles eBook Academic Subscription Collection - Worldwide