EBOOK: War, Conflict and Play

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McGraw-Hill Education (UK), Oct 16, 2004 - Education - 128 pages
"This informative and compassionate book challenges the negative picture of refugees and asylum-seekers portrayed in the media. Tina Hyder shows that despite the trauma that young children go through, only a small percentage need specialist help. For the majority their healing can be promoted through play, particularly in culturallyappropriate and anti-discriminatory settings. I strongly recommend this book to all practitioners working in today's early years settings."

Babette Brown, author of Combatting Discrimination: Persona Dollsin Action and Unlearning Discrimination in the Early Years

This book is about the experiences of young refugee children and asylum seekers and their families in the UK. It describes how war and conflict can interrupt the development of young children as relationships and communities are destroyed and looks at how play can help to restore these children's lost childhoods.

Tina Hyder highlights the importance of early years and preschool provision as a healing and restorative experience for young children and their families. She sets work with refugee children into the context of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, and helps readers to see beyond alarmist headlines and stereotypes presented in newspapers. The book provides:

  • Useful summaries of research on child development, theories of play, and the impact of conflict on young children
  • Practical examples of play-based activities to help young children
  • A framework for early years practitioners to support refugee children and their families.
War, Conflict and Play is essential reading for practitioners in early childhood settings and students on early childhood courses.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
THE IMPORTANCE OF PLAY
5
THE LOSS OF PLAY
24
THE CONSEQUENCES FOR PLAY
41
FIRST PRINCIPLES TO PROMOTE PLAY
60
THE ROLE OF PLAY
77
ISSUES AFFECTING PLAY
90
PLAY AS A CHILDS RIGHT
100
Index
108
Untitled
114
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Page ii - It challenges readers to be committed to promoting play opportunities for children traumatized through war, flight, violence and separation from loved ones. The series draws upon crucial contemporary research which demonstrates how children in different parts of the world develop their own play culture in ways which help them to make sense of their lives. Published and forthcoming titles...

About the author (2004)

Tina Hyder has worked with young children and their families in London for many years. She has written widely on a range of equality and children's rights issues. Formerly a lecturer in early childhood studies, she is currently Diversity Adviser for Save the Children,UK.

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