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The role of play in child development is a source of ongoing interest and debate. In this book, renowned expert Peter Smith offers an expansive definition of the term play , taking an in-depth look at its impact on children, as well as its adaptive value for birds and mammals, including primates.
Peter K. Smith is Professor of Psychology and Head of the Unit for School and Family Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is co-author of Understanding Children's Development and co-editor of The Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development and of The Nature of Play: Great Apes and Humans . He has written widely on children's play, especially pretend play training, and rough-and-tumble play.
Peter K. Smith
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Date of Publication
Psychology: Professional & General
Understanding Children's Worlds
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Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)