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ERIC Number: ED155149
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Feb-23
Pages: 441
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Play With A Purpose. A Movement Program for Children, Third Edition.
Elliot, Margaret E.; And Others
Play is viewed as an activity through which children learn to meet and interact with the environment, and is examined in respect to its theoretical framework, to various movement activities and to its relationships with other learning activities. Part One, "Framework for the Movement Program," examines theories of play and elements of successful play programs, participants in play, and the planning of play activities. Part Two, "Activities," examines play from three perspectives: (1) developing movement skills (basic movement, gymnastics, movement potential); (2) movement with objects and implements (manipulative skill development, use of feet and hands, manipulating objects with implements); and (3) developing rhythmic movement (creative, traditional, and contemporary dance forms). Part Three, "Related Material," integrates play with other subject areas, seasonal activities, and various forms of competition and tournaments. Part Four, "Appendix," provides information on equipment and supplies, the construction of selected equipment, sources of special equipment, and facility requirements. Emphasis throughout the text is on student participation in decision making and on individual growth according to individual timetables. Numerous diagrams and photographs amplify the text. (MJB)
Harper and Row, Publishers, Inc., 10 East 53rd Street, New York, New York 10022 ($10.95)
Publication Type: Books
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