ERIC Number: ED307967
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
The Nature of Children's Play. ERIC Digest.
This ERIC Digest discusses children's play and its relationship to developmental growth from infancy to middle childhood. Discussion focuses on: (1) sensorimotor play in which infants and toddlers experiment with bodily sensation, motor movements, objects, and people; (2) pretend play in which children carry out action plans, take on roles, and transform objects as they express their ideas and feelings about the social world; and (3) games with rules which usually involve two or more sides, competition, and agreed-upon criteria for determining a winner. Concluding discussion suggests ways in which educators and other adults can support children's play. (RH)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Urbana, IL.