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Research Papers - The Importance of Play

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Visit bifie.at September 2012 Give Them Time - an analysis of school readiness in Ireland's early education system; a Steiner Waldorf Perspective
This paper examines a Steiner Waldorf Perspective to School Readiness and applies that international ideology to educational practice and curriculum policy in modern Ireland. The case for a later school start is championed with strong arguments underpinning the reasons why a later start is better in the long run for children’s formal learning capacity and enthusiasm. Current primary school curriculums for the early years are also analysed and catalogued against Steiner philosophical best practice in early learning to promote a child-centred early learning curriculum within the Irish primary educational system.
by Doireann O'Connor & Jonathan Angus, (2012)
Education 3-13: International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education
School readiness; early years; primary education; Steiner Waldorf; Ireland
Visit the Journal of Play website to view this article September 2011 Reshaping a Brain through Play - An Interview with Ruth Codier Resch
by Ruth Cody Resch, published in Volume 3, Number 3, (Winter 2011) of the American Journal of Play.
Play, infant mental health, speech, art, dance, sensory experience, non-verbal communication
Visit the Journal of Play website to view this article September 2011 Does play make a difference? How play intervention affects the vocabulary learning of at risk pre-schoolers
by Myae Han, Noreen Moore, Carol Vukelich, and Martha Buell, as published in Volume 3, Number 3, (Winter 2011) of the American Journal of Play.
Play, speech, vocabulary, learning, development
Visit the Journal of Play website to view this article September 2011 The Fractal Self at Play
by Terry Marks-Tarlow, as published in Volume 3, Number 3, (Winter 2011) of the American Journal of Play.
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Visit the Journal of Play website to view this article September 2011 Scaffolding Productive Language Skills through Sociodramatic Play
by Rebecca Galeano, as published in Volume 3, Number 3, (Winter 2011) of the American Journal of Play.
Language skills, socio-dramatic play, bilingual
Visit the Journal of Play website to view this article September 2011 Playing with Ideas - The Affective Dynamics of Creative Play
by Pat Power published in Volume 3, Number 3, (Winter 2011) of the American Journal of Play.
Emotion, play, creativity, playfulness, feeling
Visit the Journal of Play website to view this article September 2011 The Special Value of Age Mixed Play
by Peter Gray, published in Volume 3, Number 4, (Spring 2011) of the American Journal of Play.
Age-mixed play; bidirectional learning; evolutionary functions of play; mixed-age play; Sudbury Valley School
Visit the Journal of Play website to view this article September 2011 Marbles and Machiavelli - The Role of Game Play in Children's Social Development
by David F. Lancy and M. Annette Grove, published in Volume 3, Number 4, (Spring 2011) of the American Journal of Play.
Adult-managed child play; evolution of human intelligence; free play; gamesmanship; Machiavellian intelligence
Visit the Journal of Play website to view this article September 2011 The Decline of Play and the Rise of Psychopathology in Children and Adolescents
by Peter Gray, published in Volume 3, Number 4, (Spring 2011) of the American Journal of Play.
Anxiety; decline of play; depression; feelings of helplessness; free play; narcissism; psychopathology in children; suicide
Visit the Journal of Play website to view this article September 2011 Why parents should stop over protecting their kids and let them play: An interview with Hara Estroff Marano and Lenore Skenazy
Published in Volume 3, No. 4 of the American Journal of Play.
Coping skills; free-range play; nation of wimps; outdoor play; parenting styles; parental fears
Visit the Journal of Play website to view this article September 2011 Evolutionary Functions of Social Play: An Interview with Peter LaFreniere
Published in Volume 3, No. 4 of the American Journal of Play.
Emotion regulation; life-history theory; play deprivation; play of mammals; play of primates; play parenting; rough-and-tumble play; social play

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