ERIC Number: EJ516711
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
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Maternal Contributions to Early Symbolic Play Competence.
Fein, Greta G.; Fryer, Mary G.
Developmental Review, v15 n4 p367-81 Dec 1995
Reviews research assessing the mother's contribution to children's early symbolic play competence, focusing on children ages 12-36 months. Finds that, as with other family members, mothers can encourage pretend play, but perhaps there is no special maternal role in the process. The quality and quantity of sophisticated play might be affected by paternal, familial, and cultural factors. (JW)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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