The Lore of the Playground

The Lore of the Playground
Author: Steve Roud
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2010-10-31
ISBN: 1407089323
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lore of the Playground Book Excerpt:

From conkers to marbles, from British Bulldog to tag, not forgetting 'one potato, two potato' and 'eeny, meeny, miny, mo', The Lore of the Playground looks at the games children have enjoyed, the rhymes they have chanted and the rituals and traditions they have observed over the past hundred years and more. Each generation, it emerges, has had its own favourites - hoops and tops in the 1930s, clapping games more recently. Some pastimes, such as skipping, have proved remarkably resilient, their complicated rules carefully handed down from one class to the next. Many are now the stuff of distant memory. And some traditions have proved to be strongly regional, loved by children in one part of the country, unknown to those elsewhere. All are brilliantly and meticulously recorded by Steve Roud, who has drawn on interviews with hundreds of people aged from 8 to 80 to create a fascinating picture of all our childhoods.

Rulers of Literary Playgrounds

Rulers of Literary Playgrounds
Author: Justyna Deszcz-Tryhubczak,Irena Barbara Kalla
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2020-10-30
ISBN: 100020605X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rulers of Literary Playgrounds Book Excerpt:

Rulers of Literary Playgrounds: Politics of Intergenerational Play in Children’s Literature offers multifaceted reflection on interdependences between children and adults as they engage in play in literary texts and in real life. This volume brings together international children’s literature scholars who each look at children’s texts as key vehicles of intergenerational play reflecting ideologies of childhood and as objects with which children and adults interact physically, emotionally, and cognitively. Each chapter applies a distinct theoretical approach to selected children’s texts, including individual and social play, constructive play, or play deprivation. This collection of essays constitutes a timely voice in the current discussion about the importance of children’s play and adults’ contribution to it vis-à-vis the increasing limitations of opportunities for children’s playful time in contemporary societies.

The Lore of the Playground

The Lore of the Playground
Author: Steve Roud
Publsiher: Arrow
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2011
ISBN: 9780099505273
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lore of the Playground Book Excerpt:

From conkers to marbles, from British Bulldog to tag, not forgetting 'one potato, two potato' and 'eeny, meeny, miny, mo', The Lore of the Playground looks at the games children have enjoyed, the rhymes they have chanted and the rituals and traditions they have observed over the past hundred years and more. Each generation, it emerges, has had its own favourites - hoops and tops in the 1930s, clapping games more recently. Some pastimes, such as skipping, have proved remarkably resilient, their complicated rules carefully handed down from one class to the next. Many are now the stuff of distant memory. And some traditions have proved to be strongly regional, loved by children in one part of the country, unknown to those elsewhere. All are brilliantly and meticulously recorded by Steve Roud, who has drawn on interviews with hundreds of people aged from 8 to 80 to create a fascinating picture of all our childhoods.

Growing up in the Playground

Growing up in the Playground
Author: Andy Sluckin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2017-04-28
ISBN: 135180975X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Growing up in the Playground Book Excerpt:

First published in 1981, this work is based on the author’s research in the playgrounds of two Oxford schools. It describes the order amongst the apparent chaos by relating the playtime activities – the games, rhymes and taunts of five-to-ten-year-olds in first and middle schools – to children’s goals, problems and solutions. It shows how children learn and display in the playground a remarkably complex set of social skills and the study clearly demonstrates the importance of playtime for preparing a child to cope in the adult world.

Children Childhood and Cultural Heritage

Children  Childhood and Cultural Heritage
Author: Kate Darian-Smith
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2013
ISBN: 0415529948
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children Childhood and Cultural Heritage Book Excerpt:

Children, Childhood and Cultural Heritage explores how the everyday experiences of children, and their imaginative and creative worlds, are collected, interpreted and displayed in museums and on monuments, and represented through objects and cultural lore. Young people constitute up to half the population of any given society, but their lives are inescapably influenced by the expectations and decisions of adults. As a result, children’s distinct experiences are frequently subsumed within the broader histories and heritage of their families and communities. And while adults inevitably play a prominent role in children’s lives, children are also active creators of their own cultures. As this volume so vividly demonstrate, the cultural heritage of children is rich and varied, and highly revealing of past and present attitudes to children and their work, play, creativity, and human rights. The essays in this book span the experiences of children from classical Rome to the present moment, and examine the diverse social and historical contexts underlying the public representations of childhood in Britain, Europe, North America, Australia, North Africa and Japan. Case studies examine the heritage of schools and domestic spaces; the objects and games of play; the commemoration of child Holocaust survivors; memorials to Indigenous child-removal under colonial regimes; children as collectors of objects and as authors of juvenilia; curatorial practices at museums of childhood; and the role of children as visitors to historical sites. Until now, the cultural heritage of children and the representations of childhood have been largely absent from scholarly discussions of museology, heritage places and material culture. This volume rectifies that gap, bringing together international experts in children’s histories and heritage. Aimed at a wide readership of students, academics, and museum and heritage professionals, Children, Childhood and Cultural Heritage authoritatively defines the key issues in this exciting new field.

The Lifework and Legacy of Iona and Peter Opie

The Lifework and Legacy of Iona and Peter Opie
Author: Julia C. Bishop,June Factor
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2020-04-02
ISBN: 0429941188
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lifework and Legacy of Iona and Peter Opie Book Excerpt:

Iona and Peter Opie were twentieth-century pioneers. Their research and writing focused on the folklore of British children – their games, rhymes, riddles, secret languages and every variety of the traditions and inventions of the children’s collective physical and verbal play. Such closely observed, respectful, good-humoured and historically attuned writing about the traditions of childhood was a revelation to English-language readers around the world. Their numerous books were a rare phenomenon: they attracted a popular readership far beyond the professional and academic communities. For those who work with children, their collaborative research was a powerful influence in confirming the immense capacities of the young for cooperation, conservation, invention and imagination. Their books challenged – then and now – the bleak and limited view of children which focuses on their smallness, ignorance and powerlessness. The writers in this volume pay their tribute to the Opies by exploring a wonderfully varied topography of children's play, from different countries and different perspectives. Their research is vivid and challenging; that is, as it should be, in the tradition of the Opies. This book was originally published as a special issue of the International Journal of Play.

Games Rhymes and Wordplay of London Children

Games  Rhymes  and Wordplay of London Children
Author: N. G. N. Kelsey
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 835
Release: 2019-02-26
ISBN: 3030029107
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Games Rhymes and Wordplay of London Children Book Excerpt:

This book presents a unique annotated collection of some 2000 playground games, rhymes, and wordplay of London children. It charts continuity and development in childlore at a time of major social and cultural change and offers a detailed snapshot of changes in the traditions and language of young people. Topics include: starting a game; counting-out rhymes; games (without songs); singing and chanting games; clapping, skipping, and ball bouncing games; school rhymes and parodies; teasing and taunting; traditional belief and practice; traditional wordplay; and a concluding miscellany. Recorded mainly in the 1980s by primary schoolteacher Nigel Kelsey, transcribed verbatim from the children’s own words, and accompanied by extensive commentaries and annotation, the book sets a wealth of new information in the wider historical and contemporary context of existing studies in Britain, Ireland, and other parts of the English-speaking world. This valuable new resource will open new avenues for research and be of particular interest to folklorists and linguists, as well as to those working across the full spectrum of social, cultural, and educational studies.

The People in the Playground

The People in the Playground
Author: Iona Archibald Opie
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 240
Release: 1994
ISBN: 9780192853011
Category: Children
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The People in the Playground Book Excerpt:

For nearly forty years Iona Opie worked with her late husband Peter on a notable series of books on the traditional lore of childhood. As part of the fieldwork from 1970 onwards, she visited the local school playground every week. The children accepted Mrs Opie as a regular feature of the playground, a harmless collector of jokes and games. Her aim, however, was to provide the living context of school-lore, rather than the lore itself. She achieved this by writing down events exactly as they happened, and conversationsexactly as they were spoken. The result is a startlingly honest portrait of children at play, at once charming and hilarious, alarming and poignant, and full of infectious vitality. We see games seasons as they come and go, watch ephemeral amusements being devised and forgotten, and see how school-lore evolves and is transmitted. Much fundamental human behaviour is recoreded: the differences in attitudes between the sexes; the boys' irrevocable devotion to fighting andfootball, and their innate kindness; the art of storytelling; the friendships and enmities; the excited interest in sex; the diversity of characters; and above all, the hilarity which pervades the playground, creating entertainment out of trivialities. In the uninhibited language and astonishing inventiveness chronicled in these pages we recognize the games and jokes of previous generations; at once a revelation and a reassurance of continuity, this book offers a unique insight into the world of the child.

Psychology of Education Social behaviour and the school peer group

Psychology of Education  Social behaviour and the school peer group
Author: Peter K. Smith,Anthony D. Pellegrini
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 792
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780415193061
Category: Educational psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychology of Education Social behaviour and the school peer group Book Excerpt:

The Routledge Companion to English Folk Performance

The Routledge Companion to English Folk Performance
Author: Peter Harrop,Steve Roud
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 612
Release: 2021-07-13
ISBN: 1000401596
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Companion to English Folk Performance Book Excerpt:

This broad-based collection of essays is an introduction both to the concerns of contemporary folklore scholarship and to the variety of forms that folk performance has taken throughout English history. Combining case studies of specific folk practices with discussion of the various different lenses through which they have been viewed since becoming the subject of concerted study in Victorian times, this book builds on the latest work in an ever-growing body of contemporary folklore scholarship. Many of the contributing scholars are also practicing performers and bring experience and understanding of performance to their analyses and critiques. Chapters range across the spectrum of folk song, music, drama and dance, but maintain a focus on the key defining characteristics of folk performance – custom and tradition – in a full range of performances, from carol singing and sword dancing to playground rhymes and mummers' plays. As well as being an essential reference for folklorists and scholars of traditional performance and local history, this is a valuable resource for readers in all disciplines of dance, drama, song and music whose work coincides with English folk traditions.

The Primary English Encyclopedia

The Primary English Encyclopedia
Author: Margaret Mallett
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 534
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0415589525
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Primary English Encyclopedia Book Excerpt:

"This newly updated, user friendly encyclopedia explains concepts, aims and current requirements in all aspects of the primary English curriculum and is an invaluable reference for all training and practising teachers. Now in its fourth edition, entries have been updated to take account of new research and thinking and now reflect the requirements of the new Primary National Curriculum and particularly The Communication, Language and Literacy Development element. The approach is critical but constructive and supportive of the reflective practitioner in developing sound subject knowledge and good classroom practice. The encyclopedia includes: - over 600 entries, including new entries on English in the Early Years, bilingualism, SEN, the use of the internet, synthetic phonics and many more - short definitions of key concepts - succinct explanations of current UK requirements - extended entries on major topics such as speaking and listening, reading, writing, drama, poetry, bilingualism and children's literature - input on new literacies and new kinds of texts for children - discussion of current issues and some input on the history of English teaching in the primary years - gender and literacy - important references for each topic, advice on further reading and accounts of recent research findings - a Who's Who of Primary English and lists of essential texts, updated for this new edition. This encyclopedia will be ideal for student teachers on BA and PGCE courses preparing for work in primary schools and primary school teachers"--

The Playground

The Playground
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1928
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Play
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Playground Book Excerpt:

Digital Playgrounds

Digital Playgrounds
Author: Sara M. Grimes
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2021-07-22
ISBN: 1442615567
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Playgrounds Book Excerpt:

Digital Playgrounds makes the argument that online games play a uniquely meaningful role in children's lives, with profound implications for children's culture, agency, and rights in the digital era.

21st Century Music Education Informal Learning and Non Formal Teaching

21st Century Music Education  Informal Learning and Non Formal Teaching
Author: Ruth Wright
Publsiher: Canadian Music Educators' Association
Total Pages: 461
Release: 2016
ISBN: 098120385X
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

21st Century Music Education Informal Learning and Non Formal Teaching Book Excerpt:

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood Studies

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood Studies
Author: Daniel Thomas Cook
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 1888
Release: 2020-04-20
ISBN: 1529721695
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood Studies Book Excerpt:

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood Studies navigates our understanding of the historical, political, social and cultural dimensions of childhood. Transdisciplinary and transnational in content and scope, the Encyclopedia both reflects and enables the wide range of approaches, fields and understandings that have been brought to bear on the ever-transforming problem of the “child” over the last four decades This four-volume encyclopedia covers a wide range of themes and topics, including: Social Constructions of Childhood Children’s Rights Politics/Representations/Geographies Child-specific Research Methods Histories of Childhood/Transnational Childhoods Sociology/Anthropology of Childhood Theories and Theorists Key Concepts This interdisciplinary encyclopedia will be of interest to students and researchers in: Childhood Studies Sociology/Anthropology Psychology/Education Social Welfare Cultural Studies/Gender Studies/Disabilty Studies

Encyclopedia of Play in Today s Society

Encyclopedia of Play in Today s Society
Author: Rodney P. Carlisle
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 1032
Release: 2009-04-02
ISBN: 1452266107
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Play in Today s Society Book Excerpt:

CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title for 2009 "This ground-breaking resource is strongly recommended for all libraries and health and welfare institutional depots; essential for university collections, especially those catering to social studies programs." —Library Journal, STARRED Review Children and adults spend a great deal of time in activities we think of as "play," including games, sports, and hobbies. Without thinking about it very deeply, almost everyone would agree that such activities are fun, relaxing, and entertaining. However, play has many purposes that run much deeper than simple entertainment. For children, play has various functions such as competition, following rules, accepting defeat, choosing leaders, exercising leadership, practicing adult roles, and taking risks in order to reap rewards. For adults, many games and sports serve as harmless releases of feelings of aggression, competition, and intergroup hostility. The Encyclopedia of Play in Today's Society explores the concept of play in history and modern society in the United States and internationally. Its scope encompasses leisure and recreational activities of children and adults throughout the ages, from dice games in the Roman Empire to video games today. With more than 450 entries, these two volumes do not include coverage of professional sports and sport teams but, instead, cover the hundreds of games played not to earn a living but as informal activity. All aspects of play—from learning to competition, mastery of nature, socialization, and cooperation—are included. Simply enough, this Encyclopedia explores play played for the fun of it! Key Features Available in both print and electronic formats Provides access to the fascinating literature that has explored questions of psychology, learning theory, game theory, and history in depth Considers the affects of play on child and adult development, particularly on health, creativity, and imagination Contains entries that describe both adult and childhood play and games in dozens of cultures around the world and throughout history Explores the sophisticated analyses of social thinkers such as Huizinga, Vygotsky, and Sutton-Smith, as well as the wide variety of games, toys, sports, and entertainments found around the world Presents cultures as diverse as the ancient Middle East, modern Russia, and China and in nations as far flung as India, Argentina, and France Key Themes Adult Games Board and Card Games Children's Games History of Play Outdoor Games and Amateur Sports Play and Education Play Around the World Psychology of Play Sociology of Play Toys and Business Video and Online Games For a subject we mostly consider light-hearted, play as a research topic has generated an extensive and sophisticated literature, exploring a range of penetrating questions. This two-volume set serves as a general, nontechnical resource for academics, researchers, and students alike. It is an essential addition to any academic library.

The Articulate Classroom

The Articulate Classroom
Author: Prue Goodwin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2013-12-19
ISBN: 1134123299
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Articulate Classroom Book Excerpt:

First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Children s Literature in Action A Librarian s Guide 3rd Edition

Children s Literature in Action  A Librarian s Guide  3rd Edition
Author: Sylvia M. Vardell
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2019-06-30
ISBN: 1440867798
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children s Literature in Action A Librarian s Guide 3rd Edition Book Excerpt:

This practitioner-oriented introduction to literature for children ages 5–12 covers the latest trends, titles, and tools for choosing the best books and materials as well as for planning fun and effective programs and activities. • Includes recommendations and evaluations of digital ebooks, apps, and audiobooks as well as print titles, providing full coverage of today's range of materials for children • Features short essays by top authors and practitioners in the field to give readers expert opinions and guidance • Provides author comments, collaborative activities, featured books, special topics and programs, selected awards and celebrations, historical connections, recommended resources, issues for discussion, relevant professional standards, and assignment suggestions within each chapter • Addresses the most recent professional and curricular standards for elementary school students—a key element of today's education assessment standards

Children s Literature in Action A Librarian s Guide 2nd Edition

Children s Literature in Action  A Librarian s Guide  2nd Edition
Author: Sylvia M. Vardell
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 343
Release: 2014-07-29
ISBN: 1610695615
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children s Literature in Action A Librarian s Guide 2nd Edition Book Excerpt:

Looking for a practitioner-oriented intro to literature for children ages 5–12? This book covers the latest trends, titles, and tools for choosing the best books and materials as well as for planning fun and effective programs and activities. • Includes recommendations and evaluations of digital eBooks, apps, and audiobooks as well as print titles, providing full coverage of the range of materials for children today • Features short essays by top authors and practitioners in the field to give readers expert opinions and guidance • Provides author comments, collaborative activities, featured books, special topics and programs, selected awards and celebrations, historical connections, recommended resources, issues for discussion, relevant professional standards, and assignment suggestions within each chapter • Addresses the most recent professional and curricular standards for elementary school students—a key element of today's education assessment standards

Learning and Connecting in School Playgrounds

Learning and Connecting in School Playgrounds
Author: Llyween Couper,Dean Sutherland
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2019-03-04
ISBN: 1351130900
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learning and Connecting in School Playgrounds Book Excerpt:

Play is critical to children’s well-being and development. All students should have access to and adequate time for positive play experiences every day. Learning and Connecting in School Playgrounds invites parents, teachers, principals and education administrators to take another look at their school playgrounds as spaces crucial to learning, well-being and development. This book combines research findings, commentary and the authors’ personal experiences and observations together with the views of teachers, principals, parents and students related to play and play spaces. Key content includes consideration of the role of adults in the school playground, the influence of technology on play, the challenges experienced by children transitioning to new school environments and consideration of strategies to support students’ access and participation in the playground. Cases are presented to illustrate the use of an audit tool to enhance school playgrounds. The future of school playgrounds is also considered through the reported hopes and dreams of adults and students and a range of recommendations are made for the review and development of schools’ outdoor play spaces. Learning and Connecting in School Playgrounds is written with a sense of urgency, calling for the recognition of positive play experiences as invaluable to children’s education. It includes important and challenging insights to inform and guide decision-making and will be an essential resource for all stakeholders who share responsibility for children’s participation and learning during school break-times.