|Let 'Em Eat Dirt (Collage, M.A. Reilly, 2014)|
In 1981, a typical school-age child in the United States had 40% of her time open for play. By 1997, the time for play had shrunk to 25%. - Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, from here.
Articles & Chapters
- Batt, Tom. (2010). Using Play to Teach Writing. American Journal of Play, (1), pp. 63-80.
- Bergen, Doris. (2009). Play as the Learning Medium for Future Scientists, Mathematicians and Engineers. American Journal of Play, (4), pp. 414-428.
- Dougherty, Dale. (2013). The Maker Mindset. In Honey, Margaret & David E. Kanter. (Eds.). (2013). Design, Make, Play: Growing the Next Generation of STEM Innovators. London, UK: Routledge.
- Fisher, K., Hirsch-Pasek, K., Newcombe, N. & Golinkoff, R.M. (2011). When playful learning trumps direct instruction: The case of shape learning. In T. R. Westbrook & A. Gopnik (Chairs), Playful learning: Pedagogy and policy. Symposium conducted at 2011 meeting of the Society for Research in Chid Development. Montreal, Canada. (Blog post about the research)
- Giddings, Seth and Kennedy, Helen W. (2008). Little jesuses and fuck-oﬀ robots: On aesthetics, cybernetics, and not being very good at Lego Star Wars. In Swalwell, M. and Wilson, J., (Eds.). The Pleasures of Computer Gaming: Essays on Cultural History, Theory and Aesthetics. Jeﬀerson: NC: McFarland, pp. 13-32.
- Giddings, Seth. (2007). Playing with Nonhumans: Digital Games as Technocultural Form. In deCastell, S. & Jenson J. (Eds.). Worlds in Play: International Perspectives on Digital Games Research. New York: Peter Lang.
- Mainemelis, Charalampos & Sarah Ronson. (2006). Ideas are Born in Fields of Play: Towards a Theory of Play and Creativity in Organizational Settings. Research in Organizational Behavior: An Annual Series of Analytical Essays and Critical Reviews Research in Organizational Behavior, Volume 27, 81–131.
- Marsh, Jackie. (2008). Out-of-School Play in online Virtual world and the Implications for Literacy Learning. Paper presented at Centre for Studies in Literacy, Policy and Learning Cultures, University of South Australia.
- Roskos, Kathleen & James Christie. (2013). Gaining Ground in Understanding the Play-Literacy Relationship. American Journal of Play. 6 (1), pp. 82-96.
- Roskos, Kathleen & James Christie. (2011). The Play-Literacy Nexus and the Importance of evidence-Based techniques in the Classroom. American Journal of Play, 4 (2), pp. 204 - 223.
- Vygosky, Lev. (1976). Play and its Role in the Mental Development of the Child. In Bruner, J., Jolly, A. and Sylva, K. (eds.). Play: Its Role in Development and Evolution. New York: Basic Books.
- Weisberg, Deena Skolnick, Hirsh-Pasek, Kathy and Roberta Michnick Golinkoff. (2013). Guided Play: Where Curricular Goals Meet a Playful Pedagogy. Mind, Brain, and Education, 7 (2), pp. 104-112.
- Weisberg, Deena. S., Hirsh-Pasek Kathy., & Golinkoff Roberta. M. (2013). Embracing complexity: Rethinking the relation between play and learning: Comment on Lillard et al. (2013). Psychological Bulletin. 139, 35-39., Number 1.
- Weisberg, Deena. S., Zosh, Jennifer M., Hirsh-Pasek Kathy., & Golinkoff, Roberta. M. (2013). Talking It Up: Play, Language Development, and the Role of the Adult Speaker. American Journal of Play. 6 (1), pp. 39-54.
- Welsch, Jodi G. (2008). Playing Within and Beyond the Story: Encouraging Book-Related Pretend Play. The Reading Teacher, 62, (2), pp. 138-148.
- Wohlwend, Karen E. (2008). Play as a Literacy of Possibilities: Expanding Meanings in Practices, Materials, and Spaces. Language Arts, 86 (2), pp. 127-136.
- Ashton-Warner, Sylvia. (1963/1986). Teacher. New York: Simon & Schuster.
- Bateson, Patrick & Paul Martin. (2013). Play, Playfulness, Creativity and Innovation. New York: Cambridge University Press.
- Brown, Frase & Chris taylor (Eds.). (2008). Foundations of Playwork. Maidenhead, UK: Open University Press.
- Brown, Stuart & Christopher Vaughn. (2009). Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul. New York: Avery.
- Cabral, Marta. (2014). Broken Things can Be Beautiful Things: Early Childhood Explorations in Play and Art. New York: Vast Playground.
- Douglas, Katerine M. & Diane B. Jaquith. (2009). Engaging Learners through Artmaking: Choice-based Art Eduction in the Classroom. New York: Teachers College Press.
- Duckworth, Eleanor. (2006). "The having of wonderful ideas" and Other Essays on Teaching and Learning. New York: Teachers College Press.
- Dyson, Anne Haas (2013). ReWRITING the Basics: Literacy Learning in Children's Cultures (Language and Literacy Series). New York: Teachers College Press.
- Egan, Kieran. (1989). Teaching as Storytelling. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.
- Eisner, Elliot W. (2002). The Arts and the Creation of Mind. London: Yale University Press.
- Elkind, David. (2007). The Power of Play: Learning What Comes Naturally. Philadelphia, PA: Da Capo Press.
- Frost, Joe L. (2009). A History of Children's Play and Play Environments: Toward a Contemporary Child-Saving Movement. London, UK: Routledge.
- Gandini, Lella; Hall, Lynn; Cadwell, Louise, & Charles Schwall. (2005). In the Spirit of the StudioL Learning from the Atelier of Reggio Emilia. New York: Teachers College Press.
- Giddings, Seth. (2014). Gameworlds: Virtual Media and Children's Everyday Play. New York: Bloomsbury Academic. (Published on Aug. 28, 2014)
- Giddings, Seth. (2006). Walkthrough: Videogames and Technocultural Form. (Dissertation). Bristol, UK: University of the West of England, Bristol.
- Gray, Peter. (2013). Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life. New York: Basic Books.
- Greene, Maxine. (2000). Releasing the Imagination: Essays on Education, the Arts, and Social Change. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
- Heath, Shirley Brice. (2012). Words at Work and Play: Three Decades in Family and Community Life. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
- Honey, Margaret & David E. Kanter. (Eds.). (2013). Design, Make, Play: Growing the Next Generation of STEM Innovators. London, UK: Routledge.
- Huizinga, Johan. (1971). Homo Ludens: A Study of the Play-Element in Culture. London, UK: Routledge.
- Jones, Elizabeth & Gretchen Reynolds. (2011). The Play's the Thing: Teachers' Roles in Children's Play. New York: Teachers College Press.
- Latta, Margaret Macintyre. (2012). Curricular Conversations: Play is the (Missing) Thing. New York: Routledge.
- Learning through Landscapes. (2014). Play Out: How to Develop Your Outside Space for Learning and Play. London, UK: Routledge.
- Martinez, Sylva Libow & Gary S. Stager. (2013). Invent to Learn: Making Tinkering and Engineering in the Classroom. Torrance, CA: Constructing Modern Knowledge Press.
- Paley, Vivian Gussin. (2014). The Boy on the Beach: Building Community through Play. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.
- Paley, Vivian Gussin. (2005). A Child's Work: The Importance of Fantasy Play. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.
- Pellegrini, Anthony D. (2009). The Role of Play in Human Development. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
- Schrange, Michael. (1999). Serious Play: How the World's Best Companies Simulate to Innovate. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press.
- Suits, Bernard. (2005). The Grasshopper: Games, Life and Utopia. Broadview Press.
- Sutton-Smith, Brian. (2009). The Ambiguity of Play. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
- Thomas, Douglas & John Seely Brown. (2011). A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change. CreateSpace Independent Platform.
- Wohlwend, Karen E. (2013). Literacy Playshop: New Literacies, Popular Media, and Play in the Early Childhood Classroom. New York: Teachers College Press.
- Wohlwend, Karen E. (2011). Playing their Way into Literacies: Reading, Writing, and Belonging in the Early Childhood Classroom. New York: Teachers College Press.
- Dougherty, Dale. Make (Archive of magazine).
- The Strong. National Museum of Play. Museum Research and Publications.
- This was recommended by Pam Moran. I remember seeing it a while ago. Thanks Pam:)
Here's another link from Ireland - kid to about play. http://youtu.be/sby38BbLZuY
Thanks Pam. I remember seeing this. Nothing says the importance of play clearer than the voices and actions of these children. I added the video to the post. The power of updating:)Delete