Published long before the importance of early childhood education was formally recognised in the educational landscape this book explores the significance of play for young children. The volume includes an appendix on Montessori education.
Table of Contents
1 The Play Theories. 2 Play in the History of Education 3 The Play Periods and Their Characteristics. 4 The Educational Value of Play 5 The Play Spirit 6 Juvenile Literature and the Value of Stories 7 The Playground Movement in America 8 Play and Civilisation. Appendix. Index.