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ERIC Number: EJ1070372
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1938-0399
Imagination, Playfulness, and Creativity in Children's Play with Different Toys
Mo????ller, Signe?? Juhl?
American Journal of Play, v7 n3 p322-346 Spr 2015
Based on a four-month experimental study of preschool children's play with creative-construction and social-fantasy toys, the author examines the in?uence of both types of toys on the play of preschool children. Her comparative analysis considers the impact of transformative play on the development of imagination during play activities and explores ways to support children's playful initiatives. She argues that, by transgressing play scenarios, children o?en develop a more playful attitude. Toys, imagination, and the setting are important factors in the play children initiate, and transgressing the immediate play scenario a?ects each of these factors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Denmark
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