Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Play = LearningHow Play Motivates and Enhances Children's Cognitive and Social-Emotional Growth$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Dorothy G. Singer, Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, and Kathy Hirsh-Pasek

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195304381

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304381.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 24 October 2020

Epilogue: Learning to Play and Learning Through Play

Epilogue: Learning to Play and Learning Through Play

(p.251) 13 Epilogue: Learning to Play and Learning Through Play
Play = Learning


Oxford University Press

This book has examined whether children's obvious enjoyment of play is a pleasant pastime with little significance for effective cognitive and social skill development, or whether play can be viewed as an intrinsic learning process, actually a critical method for learning. It provided a thought-provoking review of the way the government call for the No Child Left Behind program and its legislative implementation led many early childhood educators to emphasize drill-based literacy instruction even in preschool settings. Many preschool directors have therefore cut the time commitment for play as a part of children's early experience. This closing chapter establishes a broader context for the role of play in child development and discusses play as a critical feature of childhood adaptation.

Keywords:   play, learning, children, development, adaptation, literacy

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .