Play

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Harvard University Press, Dec 13, 1990 - Psychology - 184 pages

Since the original publication of Play in 1977, dramatic economic and social changes have resulted in a marked increase in the number of young children from diverse backgrounds enrolled in group child-care programs, a trend that has created a need for a better understanding of play and its significance for the growing child. Over the same period, researchers studying child development have become even more interested in the relationship between play and children's well-being. In this enlarged edition of Play, Catherine Garvey explores some of the more promising new directions in the study of play and summarizes the findings of recent research.

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Contents

What Is Play?
1
The Natural History of the Smile
17
Play with Motion and Interaction
25
Copyright

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About the author (1990)

Catherine Garvey is Professor of Psychology, University of Maine, Orono.

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