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ERIC Number: EJ891611
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
Children's Play in the Visual Arts and Literature
Saracho, Olivia N.
Early Child Development and Care, v180 n7 p947-956 Aug 2010
Throughout history, society has expressed little interest in early childhood play. Still early literature authors and classical paintings portray childhood play experiences. The way play has been conceived in the past in child development, psychology and other disciplines relates to contemporary early childhood programmes. This article provides an historical overview of the way literature and the visual arts depict play. The early pioneers and historical representations of children's play are briefly discussed to help us understand the way play was portrayed in literature and the visual arts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A