Free Play in Early Childhood: A Literature Review

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JKP, 2007 - Early childhood education - 91 pages
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Contents

Perspectives on play
1
Play in early childhood
6
Government legislation and initiatives
12
Play exploration and brain development
21
Play and exploration
24
Early experience and brain development
27
Play development and learning
29
The construction of identity and relationships in play
33
Inclusive play
52
Role of the adult
59
Sensitivity and attachment
60
Observing children at play
61
Interacting with children in play
63
Resourcing the environment
66
Discussion
69
Key questions
72

Play schema and representation
38
Play health and wellbeing
40
Playrelated themes
45
Play and gender
47
Play and culture
49
Methodology
73
Analytical frameworks
75
References
77
Further reading
89
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Page ix - States Parties recognize the right of the child to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts.
Page 89 - Cole, DA, & Carpentieri, S. (1990). Social status and the comorbidity of child depression and conduct disorder. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 58, 748-757.
Page ix - Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted by the UN General Assembly. 1990 The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child went into effect following its signing by twenty nations.

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