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American Journal of PLAY, Vol.2, No. 2, Fall 2009
"Sometimes I Pounce on Twigs Because I'm a Meat Eater": Supporting Physically Active Play and Outdoor Learning
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This article looks anew at the important role of physicall active, outdoor play in children's social and cognitive development and the role of adults in supporting active, child-directed outdoor play.  The authors descibe the concept of play ecologies to highlight how children experience their environment as enlivened by their interactive inquiry.  Using two episodes of physically active play, the authors discuss the purpose and sequence of the play in the context of the children's peer culture.  They make policy recommendations to help teachers, parents, and organizations increase and enhance physically active play among young children.
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This article looks anew at the important role of physicall active, outdoor play in children's social and cognitive development and the role of adults in supporting active, child-directed outdoor play.  The authors descibe the concept of play ecologies to highlight how children experience their environment as enlivened by their interactive inquiry.  Using two episodes of physically active play, the authors discuss the purpose and sequence of the play in the context of the children's peer culture.  They make policy recommendations to help teachers, parents, and organizations increase and enhance physically active play among young children.

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About Jane

"Promoting independent outdoor play is especially important when children's lives are increasingly regulated by the company of adults. . . . Outdoor play settings may be the one place where children can independently orchestrate their own negotiations with the physical...

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Published Reviews

Mar.17.2008

To date much attention has focused on teachers' roles when young children are behaving and playing indoors, within classrooms and child care settings.  Perry's book is timely and welcome, as it seeks to...

Mar.17.2008

Berkeley-It's outdoor play, not just classroom learning, through which young children learn best, according to a researcher in early child development at the University of California, Berkeley.

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