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Research and Development

Play and Education

Evolution and Development

Play and Development from an Ethological Perspective by Brian Vandenberg, Play: Its Role in Development and Evolution by Jerome S. Bruner, Alison Jolly and Kathy Sylva, Play and Exploration in Children and Animals by Thomas G. Power, Play and Child Development by Joe L. Frost, Sue Clark Wortham and Robert Stuart Reifel, The Role of Play in Human Development by Anthony D. Pellegrini, The Role of Play in Children’s Cognitive and Language Development by Mojgan Rashtchi and Arshya Keyvanfar, The Role of Play in the Development of Thought edited by Marc H. Bornstein and Anne W. O’Reilly, The Role of Play in the Development of Insightful Tool-using Strategies by Brian Vandenberg, The Role of Pretend Play in Children’s Cognitive Development by Doris Bergen, Sequences in the Development of Competent Play with Peers: Social and Social Pretend Play by Carollee Howes and Catherine C. Matheson, On the Functions of Play and Its Role in Behavioral Development by Paul Martin and Tim M. Caro, Curiosity, Imagination, and Play: On the Development of Spontaneous Cognitive Motivational Processes by Dietmar Ed Görlitz and Joachim F. Wohlwill and A Playworker’s Taxonomy of Play Types by Bob Hughes.

Symbolic Reasoning

Facilitating Creative Thought through Object Play in Young Children by Susan L. Trostle and Thomas D. Yawkey, Pretend Play and Creative Processes by Sandra W. Russ and Claire E. Wallace, Development of Object Transformations in Early Pretend Play by Elaine R. Jackowitz and Malcolm W. Watson, Preschool Children’s Use of Objects in Symbolic Play by Joy L. Elder and David R. Pederson, Play and the Acquisition of Symbols by Greta G. Fein, The Meanings in Play with Objects by Shirley K. Morgenthaler, Formally Modeling Pretend Object Play by Alexander Zook, Brian Magerko and Mark Riedl, Toward Symbolic Functioning: Structure of Early Pretend Games and Potential Parallels with Language by Lorraine McCune-Nicolich and Symbolic Play: The Development of Social Understanding edited by Inge Bretherton.

Socialization and Language

The Role of Play in Children’s Cognitive and Language Development by Mojgan Rashtchi and Arshya Keyvanfar, The Language of Social Pretend Play by Catherine Garvey and Thayer L. Kramer, Analyzing Children’s Play Dialogues by Frank S. Kessel and Artin Göncü, Levels of Analysis in Pretend Play Discourse: Metacommunication in Conversational Routines by R. Keith Sawyer, The Collaborative Construction of Pretend: Social Pretend Play Functions by Carollee Howes, Olivia A. Unger and Catherine C. Matheson, Communicating Shared Meaning in Social Pretend Play by Jo Ann M. Farver, The Development of Early Sociodramatic Play by Marjolein Deunk, Jan Berenst and Kees de Glopper, Development of the Appearance-reality Distinction by John H. Flavell, Eleanor R. Flavell and Frances L. Green, Interactive Pretense: Social and Symbolic Skills in Preschool Play Groups by Betty Black, Development of Intersubjectivity in Social Pretend Play by Artin Göncü, Pretense and Representation: The Origins of “Theory of Mind” by Alan M. Leslie, The Pragmatics of Play: Interactional Strategies during Children’s Pretend Play by R. Keith Sawyer, Some Properties of Social Play by Catherine Garvey and The Social Psychology of Creativity by Teresa M. Amabile.

Developmental Pragmatics

Developmental Pragmatics edited by Bambi B. Schieffelin and Elinor Ochs, Developmental Pragmatics by Susan H. Foster, The Development of Pragmatics: Learning to Use Language Appropriately by Anat Ninio and Catherine Snow, Pragmatics: The Role in Language Development by John V. Irwin, Language and Context: The Development of Pragmatics by Elizabeth Bates, Integrating Context and Cognitive Development by Barbara Rogoff, What Child Language Can Contribute to Pragmatics by Elinor Ochs, The Pragmatics of Play: Interactional Strategies during Children’s Pretend Play by R. Keith Sawyer and Understanding Pragmatics and Pragmatic Understanding: Towards a Socio-pragmatic Approach to Interpersonal Communication by Kevin C. Lin.

Mimesis and Narrative

Child’s Play: Myth, Mimesis and Make-believe by Laurence R. Goldman, Mimesis: Where Play and Narrative Meet by Carol Fleisher Feldman, A Developmental Study of Children’s Construction of Stories by Nancy L. Stein and Christine G. Glenn, The Development of Structural Complexity in Children’s Fantasy Narratives by Gilbert J. Botvin and Brian Sutton-Smith, Developmental Structures in Fantasy Narratives by Brian Sutton-Smith, Gilbert J. Botvin and Daniel Mahony, Children’s Representation of Narrative Perspectives in Storytelling and Pretense in Relation to Theory of Mind by Hande Ilgaz, Development of the Appearance-reality Distinction by John H. Flavell, Eleanor R. Flavell and Frances L. Green and Mimesis as Make-believe: On the Foundations of the Representational Arts by Kendall Walton.

Education

Play in Education by Joseph Lee, Play, Learning and the Early Childhood Curriculum by Elizabeth Wood and Jane Attfield, Play, Problem‐solving, and Creativity by Brian Vandenberg and Play and Training in Direct and Innovative Problem Solving by Peter K. Smith and Susan Dutton.