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ERIC Number: EJ1168022
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0270-2711
All Work and No Play Makes Jack a Dull Boy: The Case for Play at All Educational Levels
Overstreet, Mikkaka
Reading Psychology, v39 n2 p216-226 2018
In this paper, the author explores the importance of play at various stages of literacy development and contends that play is an essential element of learning. The author begins by defining play and literacy, using examples to theoretically explore the play and literacy interface throughout the life span. Finally, she moves into a policy discussion of play and literacy development in today's political climate, including the influence of standardized testing and the Common Core Standards.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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