Originally published in 1927, this was a book written specially for teachers and parents, based upon the writer’s practical experience and research. It deals with the fundamental importance of play in the child’s development and as a basis for all education. A set of 74 games, arranged by Miss Amy Whateley, is appended, in four groups according to the four play periods of childhood. Today it can be read and enjoyed in its historical context.
Table of Contents
Preface. 1. Introduction 2. The Play Theories 3. Types of Play 4. The Play Periods 5. Play and Sex 6. Rhythm in Play 7. The Relation of Play to Work 8. Modern Social Movements Based on the Play Impulse 9. Conclusion. Seventy-Four Games Chosen and Grouped for the Play Periods Period 1: Approximate Age 1-7. Period 2: Approximate Age 7-9. Period 3: Approximate Age 9-12. Period 4: Approximate Age 12+. List of Games. Index.
M. Jane Reaney