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ERIC Number: ED350072
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: 0
Jeux et jouets dans l'education des jeunes enfants (Games and Playthings in the Education of Young Children). Digest 25.
Mauriras-Bousquet, Martine; And Others
This collection of six articles focuses on the importance of play in the education of young children. First, Martine Mauriras-Bousquet provides examples from her work in Asia and Africa to stress the need to preserve children's free play in order to safeguard their cultural identity. Next, Jayananda Ratnaike lists a variety of ways in which parents can help their children develop motor coordination, a sense of direction, and other sensory skills by means of their participation in daily household routines. In the next article, Nico van Oudenhoven contends that street games are educational, easy to understand, and played by children all over the world, and that they play a vital role in the physical and cognitive development of children in developing countries. Then, in an article on a community in the Tunisian Sahara, Jean-Pierre Rossie describes a variety of games, reflects on the community's social structure and culture, and argues strongly for further scientific study of games. Next, Ananda W. P. Guruge describes a family-oriented preschool education program for the home that was developed by the Australian government. Finally, Andre Michelet traces the history of the instructional use of two types of puzzles, providing a psychological analysis of each. All articles are in French. (AC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Children's Fund, Paris (France).; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).