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Children and Play
By Peter K. Smith

Children and Play

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Children and Play by Peter K. Smith

Book Description

The role of play in child development is a source of ongoing interest and debate. In this book, renowned expert Peter Smith offers an expansive definition of the term "play", taking an in-depth look at its impact on children, as well as its adaptive value for birds and mammals, including primates. Using both contemporary and classic research, Smith examines how different age groups and sexes participate in a wide variety of play, including exercise and rough-and- tumble play, fantasy play and imaginary friends, and play with objects. The book gauges the function of play in early childhood education and makes the case for and against recess breaks in school. How play occurs in different societies and among various populations - including children with special needs - is also explored. With its comprehensive coverage of theoretical, historical, cross-cultural, and evolutionary perspectives, Children and Play holds significant insights for parents, educators, and clinicians.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780631235217
ISBN-10: 0631235213
Format: Hardback
(241mm x 153mm x 21mm)
Pages: 268
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Apr-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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School Bullying in Different Cultures by Peter K. Smith School Bullying in Different Cultures, Hardback (March 2016)

The first volume to bring together perspectives on school bullying from a range of Eastern as well as Western countries.

Understanding Children's Development by Peter K. Smith Understanding Children's Development, Paperback (August 2015)

Understanding Children's Development is the UK's best-selling developmental psychology textbook and has been widely acclaimed for its international coverage and rigorous research-based approach. This dynamic text emphasizes the practical and applied implications of developmental research.

Childhood Social Development by Peter K. Smith Childhood Social Development, Hardback (June 2014)

Features an enormous field of research addressing issues to do with emotional development, peer relations, self-esteem and bullying amongst other topics, and through the inclusion of both contemporary and classic papers.

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Author Biography - Peter K. Smith

Peter K. Smith is Professor of Psychology and Head of the Unit for School and Family Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is co-author of Understanding Children's Development and co-editor of The Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development and of The Nature of Play: Great Apes and Humans . He has written widely on children's play, especially pretend play training, and rough-and-tumble play.

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