UNDERSTANDING CHILDREN'S PLAY by Frank & Goldenson Hartley

UNDERSTANDING CHILDREN'S PLAY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An absorbing book in a specialized field, this should prove an invaluable aid to thos who work with children through nursery to elementary school. Fresh, provocative ideas in a wholesome not too technical presentation, this gives the authors' findings on an extensive -- and intensive -- exploration into the function of play in a child's development. The potentialities of play materials, the expressive activities, dramatic play, block play, water play, clay activity, use of graphic materials, finger paint experiences, music and movement are among the areas explored. The work gives the reader valuable insight into normal growth processes.

Pub Date: March 1st, 1952
Publisher: Columbia Univ. Press