BeschreibungThere are pronounced differences in the play of boys and girls. Why do boys prefer war toys, and girls Barbie dolls? Are video games addictive? What, if anything, do children learn while playing? Toys, Play and Child Development explores these and other questions. Parental attitudes and reactions toward war toys are described, as are the children's views themselves. The book examines how toys and play contribute to the development of language, imagination, and intellectual achievement and how they can effectively be used in child psychotherapy.
Inhaltsverzeichnis1. Introduction; 2. Imaginative play and adaptive development; 3. Play, toys, and language; 4. Educational toys, creative toys; 5. The war play debate: current issues; 6. War toys and aggressive play scenes: balanced aggression; 7. Sex differences in toy play and use of videogames; 8. Does play prepare the future?; 9. Play as healing.
Pressestimmen'This comprehensive book leaves the reader informed, satisfied and keen for more.' Times Higher Education Supplement
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 1994
Seitenanzahl: 200 Seiten