ERIC Number: ED374883
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Parent-Child Play: Descriptions and Implications.
MacDonald, Kevin, Ed.
This volume provides the latest research and theory in the area of children's play with their parents. It includes discussions of the basic processes involved in parent-child play, parent-child play in atypical populations of children, and parent-child play from a cross-cultural perspective. Fifteen chapters follow the introduction, "Parents and Children Playing" (Kevin MacDonald). The chapters are: (1) "Dilemmas in Adult Play with Children" (Brian Sutton-Smith); (2) "Parent-Infant Games as Dynamic Social Systems" (Alan Fogel and others); (3) "Parent-Infant Play as a Window on Infant Competence: An Organizational Approach to Assessment" (Marjorie Beeghley); (4) "Parent-Child Play: An Evolutionary Perspective (Kevin MacDonald); (5) "Rough and Tumble Play: A Fundamental Brain Process" (Jaak Panksepp); (6) "Lessons from Primate Play" (Maxine Biben and Steven Suomi); (7) "Parent-Child Physical Play: Determinants and Consequences" (James Carson and others); (8) "The Necessary Lightness of Mother-Child Play" (Phyllis Levenstein and John O'Hara); (9) "Mother-Infant Play and Maternal Depression" (Jeffrey Cohn); (10) "Peekaboo across Cultures: How Mothers and Infants Play with Voices, Faces, and Expectations" (Anne Fernald and Daniela O'Neill); (11) "Gentle Play Partners: Mother-Child and Father-Child Play in New Delhi, India" (Jaipaul Roopnarine and others); (12) "Mother, Older Sibling and Me: The Overlapping Roles of Caregivers and Companions in the Social World of Two- to Three-Year-Olds in Ngeca, Kenya" (Carolyn Edwards and Beatrice Whiting); (13) "Persistence of Play and Feeding Interaction Differences in Three Miami Cultures" (Tiffany Field); (14) "Cultural Differences in Scaffolding Pretend Play: A Comparison of American and Mexican Mother-Child and Sibling-Child Pairs" (Jo Ann Farver); and (15) "The Cultural Context of Mother-Infant Play in the Newborn Period" (Kevin Nugent and others). Each chapter includes references. (TJQ)
Descriptors: Blacks, Child Development, Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Fathers, Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Parents, Play, Sex Differences, Siblings, Young Children
State University of New York Press, c/o CUP Services, P.O. Box 6525, Ithaca, NY 14851 ($19.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Books
Education Level: N/A
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