Children's Play and Its Place in Education: With an Appendix on the Montessori Method

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Routledge, May 23, 2012 - Education - 224 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER I THE CHILDRENS PLAY
9
CHAPTER II PLAY IN THE HISTORY OF EDUCATION
32
CHAPTER III THE PLAY PERIODS
59
CHAPTER IV THE EDUCATIONAL VALUE OF PLAY
93
CHAPTER V THE PLAY SPIRIT
118
CHAPTER VI JUVENILE LITERATURE AND THE VALUE OF STORIES
136
CHAPTER VII THE PLAYGROUND MOVEMENT IN AMERICA
154
CHAPTER VIII PLAY AND CIVILISATION
178
APPENDIX
207
INDEX
215
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