Play

2016

  • Examining Rhetorics of Play in Curricula in Five Provinces: Is Play at Risk in Canadian Kindergartens? (Stagg Peterson, Anderson, Kendrick, McTavish, Budd, Mayer, McIntyre, Yaman Ntelioglou, & Riehl, 2016). The article can be found at: http://www.cje-rce.ca/index.php/cje-rce/article/view/2075/1877 (click on "Download this PDF file" at the bottom of the page)
  • Supporting Students' Vocabulary Development Through Play pdfSupporting Students' Vocabulary Development Through Play (Stagg Peterson, 2016; What Works? Research into Practice, Ontario Ministry of Education).

2015

  • The Perspective of Kindergarten Teachers on Play in the Classroom pdfMore Play, Please: The Perspective of Kindergarten Teachers on Play in the Classroom (Lynch, 2015)
  •  Teachers Being Inside and Outside of Children’s Imaginary Play pdfPedagogical Positioning in Play - Teachers Being Inside and Outside of Children’s Imaginary Play (Fleer, 2015)
  • Psychological Approaches to the Study of Play pdfPsychological Approaches to the Study of Play (Bergen, 2015)
  • The Relationship Between Creativity, Social Play and Children’s Language Abilities pdfThe Relationship Between Creativity, Social Play and Children’s Language Abilities (Holmes, Romeo, Ciraola, & Grushko, 2015)

2014

  • A Pedagogical Paradigm for Play and Learning pdfPlayscapes: A Pedagogical Paradigm for Play and Learning (Carr & Luken, 2014)
  • Preschoolers’ Cooperative Problem Solving: Integrating Play and Problem Solving pdfPreschoolers’ Cooperative Problem Solving: Integrating Play and Problem Solving (Ramani, 2014)
  • The Effect of Bilingual Instruction and Play on Preschoolers’ English Proficiency pdfThe Effect of Bilingual Instruction and Play on Preschoolers’ English Proficiency (Cohen, Kramer-Vida, Frye, & Andreou, 2014)

2013

  • Peel's Kids Participate: A Recreation and After School Strategy linkPeel's Kids Participate: A Recreation and After School Strategy, 2013 - 2018 (Peel Children and Youth Initiative, 2013)
  • Play and Self-regulation: Lessons from Vygotsky pdfPlay and Self-regulation: Lessons from Vygotsky (Bodrova, Germeroth, & Leong, 2013)
  • The Right to Play linkThe Right to Play (Early Childhood in Focus 9) (L. Brooker & M. Woodhead, Eds.) (The Open University, 2013)

2012

  • Health benefits to children from contact with the outdoors & nature pdfHealth benefits to children from contact with the outdoors & nature (Children & Nature Network, 2012)
  • Revised version of: Learning to play and playing to learn: What families can do linkRevised version of: Learning to play and playing to learn: What families can do (Best Start Resource Centre, 2012) - includes the new Nipissing District Developmental Screens for 2 - 5 year olds
  • The Crucial Role of Recess in School pdfThe Crucial Role of Recess in School - The American Association of Pediatrics policy statement

2011

  • Play and learning in early care and education settings pdfPlay and learning in early care and education settings: A key topic resource list (Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, 2011)
  • Play - A discussion paper prepared by the Alberta Recreation and Parks Association pdfPlay - It's serious business. A discussion paper prepared by the Alberta Recreation and Parks Association, 2011

2010

  • An examination of the importance of play in the lives of children worldwide pdfChildren's right to play: An examination of the importance of play in the lives of children worldwide (Lester & Russell, 2010, Bernard van Leer Foundation)
  • Perspectives of play in three nations: A comparative study in Japan, the United States, and Sweden pdfPerspectives of play in three nations: A comparative study in Japan, the United States, and Sweden (Izumi-Taylor, Samuelsson, & Rogers, 2010)
  • Play bibliography pdfPlay bibliography (2010)

2009

  • Playing to know the world mathematically pdfBuilding blocks and cognitive building blocks: Playing to know the world mathematically (Sarama & Clements, 2009)
  • Why children need to play in school pdfCrisis in the kindergarten: Why children need to play in school (Alliance for Childhood, 2009)
  • What young children learn through play pdfWhat young children learn through play (Brotherson, 2009/North Dakota State University)

2008

  • It's child's play pdfIt's child's play (Scarfo & Littleford, 2008)
  • Play and exploration: Early learning program guide pdfPlay and exploration: Early learning program guide (Saskatchewan Ministry of Education, 2008)

2007

  • The importance of play in promoting healthy child development and maintaining strong parent-child bonds pdfThe importance of play in promoting healthy child development and maintaining strong parent-child bonds (Ginsburg, 2007)
  • NUT play policy pdfTime to play: NUT play policy (National Union of Teachers, United Kingdom, 2007)
  • Time to play: Putting play into practice pdfTime to play: Putting play into practice (National Union of Teachers, United Kingdom, 2007)

2006

  • Children learn through play pdfChildren learn through play (UC Davis Cancer Center/UC Davis Children's Hospital, 2006)
  • The Assembly Government's play policy implementation plan pdfPlay in Wales: The Assembly Government's play policy implementation plan (2006)

2002

  • Fifteen effective play therapy techniques pdfFifteen effective play therapy techniques (Hall, Kaduson, & Schaefer, 2002)
  • The role of pretend play in children's cognitive development linkThe role of pretend play in children's cognitive development (Bergen, 2002)

Other Resources

  • Encyclopedia on Early Child Development in the area of Play linkEncyclopedia on Early Child Development in the area of Play
  • Nature's answer to early learning pdfLet the children play: Nature's answer to early learning (Hewes, Canadian Council on Learning)
  • Ontario Children's Outdoor Charter linkOntario Children's Outdoor Charter
  • Why play? brochure (0 - 6 months) pdfWhy play? brochure (0 - 6 months) (Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs or FRP Canada)
  • Why play? brochure (6 - 12 months) pdfWhy play? brochure (6 - 12 months) (FRP Canada)
  • Why play? brochure (1 - 2 years) pdfWhy play? brochure (1 - 2 years) (FRP Canada)
  • Why play? brochure (2 - 3 years) pdfWhy play? brochure (2 - 3 years) (FRP Canada)
  • Why play? brochure (3 - 4 years) pdfWhy play? brochure (3 - 4 years) (FRP Canada)
  • Why play? brochure (4 - 5 years) pdfWhy play? brochure (4 - 5 years) (FRP Canada)