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1st Edition

A Vygotskian Analysis of Children's Play Behaviours
Beyond the Home Corner

ISBN 9780367135928
Published May 7, 2020 by Routledge
164 Pages - 9 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book brings a refreshing Vygotskian perspective to the importance of children’s play, and the role it has in the physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of young children. The authors use a praxeological approach and participatory, ethical research to provide a comprehensive yet accessible addition to the crucial and expanding field of Early Years play.

Including illustrative vignettes and case studies, and covering a range of contexts, theories and approaches, the experienced authors explore a variety of topics, including:

  • Role-play and Early Years practice
  • Incorporating technology into practice
  • Scenario and role development
  • Play in the home as well as the classroom

Endorsed by EECERA, A Vygotskian Analysis of Children's Play Behaviours is an ideal choice for Early Years practitioners, researchers, policy makers, and academics researching or lecturing in early childhood education.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Contexts and Principles: An analysis of Vygotsky’s approach to play.

Chapter 1. Play as role-play: A Vygotskian Analysis

Zenna Kingdon

Chapter 2. Role-play and emotions: A Vygotskian axiom

Ioanna Palaiologou

Chapter 3. Children at heart: role-play theory and Early Years practice

Michael Gasper and Luke Gasper

Part 2: Approaches and Techniques: Vygotsky in action.

Chapter 4. Sharing with families the meanings and educational value of role-play

Elisabetta Biffi

Chapter 5. The Role of Drama in Role-Play

Una McCabe

Chapter 6. Places and spaces for role-play in digital and multimodal childhood.

Lorna Arnott, Ioanna Palaiologou and Colette Gray

Chapter 7. Socio-dramatic play: Scenario and role development as enacted by children and as facilitated by their early childhood teacher through drama

Eleni Loizou and Anthia Michaelide

Part 3: Case Studies: Role-play in practice: A Vygotskian analysis of children’s play behaviours

Chapter 8. Wave Play: fluid play to support social co-construction

Zenna Kingdon

Chapter 9. Organising the family: role-play in the home environment

Michael Gasper

Chapter 10. Learning through role play; a case study approach of the developing sophistication of children’s role play.

Helen Lyndon and Christopher Ludlow

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Zenna Kingdon is currently with the University of Wolverhampton, UK where she teaches from undergraduate to doctoral programmes.