ERIC Number: ED232762
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Characteristics of Children's Play. Short Report.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Urbana, IL.
To help teachers understand or evaluate young children's play, six features of play are described. These features, derived from research, are: (1) intrinsic motivation; (2) attention to means rather than ends; (3) nonliteral behavior; (4) freedom from external rules; (5) self rather than object; and (6) active engagement. Related documents from the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) and a list of references are provided. (DC)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Urbana, IL.
Identifiers: PF Project
Note: This ERIC Short Report was derived from a paper by Dr. Millie Almy, and others, entitled "Recent Research on Play: The Perspective of the Teacher"; see ED 219 126.