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Green, Virginia P. – Early Child Development and Care, 1984
Elaborates classroom work skills and the play curriculum. Reviews play's relationship to learning and to the role of the adult. The implications of the American work ethic for play curricula and play training for teachers are discussed. (AS)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Play, Preschool Children, Preschool Curriculum
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Levy, Ann K. – Early Child Development and Care, 1984
Reviews literature about play to examine the use of language to facilitate play, play with language as an object, and egocentric speech in play situations. Finds a definite link between language and play. (Author/AS)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Communicative Competence (Languages), Language Acquisition, Language Role
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Werth, Louise H. – Early Child Development and Care, 1984
Presents descriptions of play reflecting recent theories, including the psychoanalytic works of Freud, Erikson, and Peller; Piaget's developmental theory (with discussion of Sutton-Smith); and the views of Smilansky and Parten. (AS)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Structures, Concept Formation, Definitions