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ERIC Number: ED527639
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 220
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-6075-2115-0
Taking Play Seriously: Children and Play in Early Childhood Education--An Exciting Challenge
Lillemyr, Ole Fredrik
IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc.
In the book the author presents from different perspectives what is understood by the phenomenon of children's play, why it is important, and how children's play challenge and stimulate the educator or caregiver in regard of educational values and practice, with the conclusion: play has to be taken seriously. A selection of theories is introduced to provide descriptions and explanations of play, as a background for putting forward certain requirements for what should be understood by play in early childhood education. Finally, a discussion of play as an educational remedy is presented, and at the end the important relations between play, experiences and self-concept development are outlined in relevance to teachers' professional play competence. The book is relevant to university academics teaching at bachelor and master programs of early childhood education; in addition to parents, teachers and caregivers in relation to children aged 0 to 9 years of age. [Foreword by Dr. Anthony D. Pellegrini.]
IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc. P.O. Box 79049, Charlotte, NC 28271-7047. Tel: 704-752-9125; Fax: 704-752-9113; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A