Perspectives on Play
A Learning for Life

By Avril Brock
December 2008
Distrubuted by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
ISBN: 9781405846738
344 pages
$57.50 Paper Original

This book examines current research and theoretical knowledge with regards to play as a medium of learning.  It presents a review and critical analysis of research in the field whilst exploring development in the early childhood years from a broad range of multi-disciplinary perspectives.  Brock's approach will offer a dynamic perspective on the practice of play that will rival existing texts currently on the market, it will be a valuable asset for any student studying for an Early Childhood, Childhood, or Education Studies degree.


  1. The Value of Play
  2. What is Play?
  3. Babies and Toddlers Playing
  4. A Pedagogy of Play
  5. Playing in the Foundation Stage
  6. Primary Children at Play in the Classroom
  7. Rough & Tumble Play in the Early Years of Primary School
  8. Play for Children with Special Educational Needs
  9. The Art Therapies and Play
  10. Playwork
  11. Concluding Perspectives


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