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Children and play /

by Smith, Peter K.
Published by : Wiley-Blackwell, (Malden, MA :) Physical details: ix, 256 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. ISBN:9780631235224 (pbk. : alk. paper).
Subject(s): Child development. | Child psychology. | Play behavior in animals. | Play -- Psychological aspects. | Psychology, Comparative.
Year: 2010
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [218]-246) and index.

An introduction to play -- A brief history of the study of play, and of play theories -- Animal play : definitions and descriptions -- Animal play : theoretical perspectives on function -- Play in different cultures / Yumi Gosso -- Physical activity play : exercise play and rough-and-tumble -- Object play -- Pretend play : description -- Pretend play : theories and functions -- Some practical issues concerning play -- Concluding comments: Play and the middle way.

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