ERIC Number: EJ464462
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: 0
Exploratory Play with Objects: Basic Cognitive Processes and Individual Differences.
Ruff, Holly A.; Saltarelli, Lisa M.
New Directions for Child Development, n59 p5-16 Spr 1993
Examines individual variation in infants' exploratory play with objects. Distinguishes exploratory and nonexploratory manipulative play, and shows that only exploratory play relates to focused attention and learning. Discusses resistance to distraction during focused attention, relationships between exploratory play and mastery motivation, and the effect of context on duration of attention. (AC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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