NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Laws, Policies, & Programs
No Child Left Behind Act 20012
What Works Clearinghouse Rating
Showing 1 to 15 of 225 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Han, Myae; Whiteside-Mansell, Leanne; Hustedt, Jason T.; Drain, Deborah; Eubanks, Rubie; Joe, Christina; Lawson, Imani; Pic, Annette – American Journal of Play, 2023
The authors examine the relationships between home play and learning--measured by reading and teaching practices at home--among low-income families, including those with mental health issues. Based on a large database from the Family Map Inventory, a screening tool for home visiting programs, the authors' findings revealed that play-related…
Descriptors: Play, Family Environment, Low Income Groups, Parent Child Relationship
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Lund, Siv; Riiser, Kirsti; Løndal, Knut – American Journal of Play, 2023
The authors investigated the outdoor physical play of Norwegian first graders in after-school programs using a study that viewed play from the children's perspective. The authors identified three themes of the physically active play they observed--"playing with friends," "no one decides," and "I can do it." Their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Play, Grade 1, Elementary School Students
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
King, Pete – American Journal of Play, 2023
The author discusses the process of play in terms of six elements in the play cycle first introduced by Sturrock and Else in 1998 and revised by King and Newstead in 2020--precue, play cue, play return, play frame, flow, and annihilation--and their relation to Winnicott's concepts of "potential space" or the "third area," which…
Descriptors: Play, Children, Cues, Theories
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Hansen, Nils Falk – American Journal of Play, 2023
In this article, the author deploys Erving Goffman's concept of territories of the self as an analytical tool to understand the challenges and opportunities a childcare setting presents for children engaged in social fantasy play. He uses this concept to unpack the unique institutional play habitat of a childcare facility and shows how Goffman's…
Descriptors: Children, Play, Playgrounds, Fantasy
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Chang-Kredl, Sandra; Mamlok, Dan; Venkatesh, Vivek – American Journal of Play, 2023
The authors explore children's symbolic play that involves themes of fear and darkness, and they investigate the nature of children's binary oppositions, particularly between self and other. Their account is based on a year-long qualitative study they conducted with seven children, four to ten years of age. They observed the children engage with…
Descriptors: Play, Fear, Young Children, Preadolescents
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Wiik, Elisa – American Journal of Play, 2023
People, the author holds, instinctively believe quitting a game to be a simple choice: you are either playing or you are not. But she finds quitting play more complex. To understand better the whole ecosystem of play, she maps out the reasons Finnish players abandon or reduce their gaming and examines these reasons through the lens of specific…
Descriptors: Games, Play, Participation, Behavior
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Hassinger-Das, Brenna; Schwartz, Rebecca; Tavdgiridze, Mari; Mercedes, Nayrovi; Salerno, Marie; Takoukam, Nowou Cyrielle Talla; Gamzehlatova, Joshua; Zosh, Jennifer M. – American Journal of Play, 2023
The authors examined technological and traditional infant toys to understand the U.S. toy market facing today's care givers. They found significant differences in the two types of toys in terms of their developmental targets--with more traditional toys aimed at physical development and more technological toys aimed at cognitive development. Given…
Descriptors: Toys, Infants, Play, Technology
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Pedersen, Lars Dahl – American Journal of Play, 2023
The author explores the relationship of play to choreography. He defines choreography as the rules that guide body movements from their minute physicality to their broad social and cultural contours. He conducts a review of the literature and accentuates five general topics--learning through creativity; choreography as writing and pedagogy;…
Descriptors: Play, Dance, Physical Activities, Creativity
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Lynn Cohen – American Journal of Play, 2023
The author argues that play always occurs within a social context and in relation to the various cultures that coexist within the classroom and the school setting. She uses Vygotsky's definition of play as dramatic or make-believe play for preschool children, and she applies Vygotskian and post-Vygotskian theories, including Daniil Elkonin's…
Descriptors: Play, Social Environment, Preschool Children, Bilingual Students
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Marilyn Fleer – American Journal of Play, 2023
The author draws on Lev S. Vygotsky's conception of play and Gunilla Lindqvist's methodology concerning the aesthetics of play to discuss play practice in early childhood classrooms. Based on the study of an educational experiment at a primary school, she discusses how children in a school setting simultaneously engage in developed forms of…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Kindergarten, Young Children, Imagination
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Elena Yudina – American Journal of Play, 2023
The author contends that, although most early childhood educators agree about the value of play for child development, preschools and kindergartens often do not reflect this belief, and she discusses this anomaly in the adult notion of play and how it manifests in classroom practices. She argues that it produces schoolroom practices in which…
Descriptors: Play, Preschool Children, Cognitive Style, Teaching Methods
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Jeremy E. Sawyer – American Journal of Play, 2023
Jeremy Sawyer recounts that, after Lev S. Vygotsky's death, Jean Piaget conceded the Russian psychologist correctly understood the social origins, functions, and developmental trajectory of children's egocentric speech (now called private speech) but dismissed this work as irrelevant to children's egocentrism or nondifferentiation of perspectives.…
Descriptors: Piagetian Theory, Developmental Stages, Play, Speech Habits
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Borenstein, Lynn – American Journal of Play, 2022
The author describes how, during the COVID-19 pandemic, clinicians embraced telehealth for vulnerable children struggling with intense feelings, learning challenges, and isolation. She suggests that generating playful engagement, however difficult without the toys and comforts of the traditional office, remains crucial. She discusses the stresses…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Videoconferencing, Access to Health Care
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
O'Neill, Daniela K.; Holmes, Paige E. – American Journal of Play, 2022
The authors conduct a broad, cross-cultural review of the literature in fields such as psychology, education, speech-language pathology, early intervention, and library science concerned with board games and learning in young children. They include experimenter-developed and commercial board games and children's learning in mathematics, science,…
Descriptors: Games, Young Children, Mathematics, Sciences
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Taylor, T. L. – American Journal of Play, 2022
The author argues that ethnography is a kindred of play. Based on her research of play in digital gaming environments, she draws several parallels between the practices of ethnography and the practices of play. She explores the complexities of play in games and expands our understanding of the work of ethnography as play.
Descriptors: Ethnography, Play, Research, Games
Previous Page | Next Page »
Pages: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8  |  9  |  10  |  11  |  ...  |  15