Published long before the importance of early childhood education was formally recognised in the educational landscape this book explores the significance of play for young children. The volume includes an appendix on Montessori education.

chapter |23 pages

The Play Theories

chapter |27 pages

Play in the History of Education

chapter |34 pages

The Play Periods

chapter |25 pages

The Educational Value of Play

chapter |18 pages

The Play Spirit

chapter |24 pages

The Playground Movement in America

chapter |29 pages

Play and Civilisation