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Educating the Young Child
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Research on Young Children’s Humor

Theoretical and Practical Implications for Early Childhood Education

Editors: Loizou, Eleni, Recchia, Susan L. (Eds.)

  • Is the first book to focus on humor expression and development in young children
  • Provides a rich array of methods for exploring humor’s impact on early learning
  • Offers practical ideas for better accessing young children’s humor in research and teaching
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  • Due: August 29, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-15202-4
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Hardcover 114,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-15201-7
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About this book

This book provides a wide spectrum of research on young children’s humor and illuminates the depth and complexity of humor development in children from birth through age 8 and beyond. It highlights the work of pioneers in young children’s humor research including Paul McGhee, Doris Bergen, and Vasu Reddy. Presenting a variety of new perspectives, the book examines such issues as play, humor, laughing and pleasure within the context of learning and development. It looks at humor, wordplay and cartoons that can be used as educational tools in the classroom. Finally, it provides explorations of humor within a cultural and spiritual context. The book presents diverse and creative methods to study humor and provides practical implications for adults working with children. The book offers a powerful springboard for moving research and practice toward a deeper understanding of young children’s humor as an integral and meaningful component of early development and learning. 

Reviews

“.. Most books on children’s humor do not have this diverse a group of authors. The chapters each describe theory and research that give varied perspectives on the topic of children’s humor.”  (Doris Bergen, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Miami University, Oxford, OH, USA)

“.. It draws together both known researchers who have been studying children’s humor development and also presents the research and views of some new humor scholars.” (Doris Bergen, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Miami University, Oxford, OH, USA)

“.. Paul McGhee is a paragon of research in this field and having him on board further strengthens the book. It is a timely topic and I can see the need for more research in the field. This may be a starting point encouraging more research and eliciting interest among researchers and practitioners in the field.” (René Proyer, Professor, Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle, Germany)

“.. I also liked the idea to include suggestions for teachers on the usage of humor and think that they can be helpful to those interested in using humor in their classroom.” (René Proyer, Professor, Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle, Germany)

 

Buy this book

eBook 67,82 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: August 29, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-15202-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover 114,39 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: August 29, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-15201-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Research on Young Children’s Humor
Book Subtitle
Theoretical and Practical Implications for Early Childhood Education
Editors
  • Eleni Loizou
  • Susan L. Recchia
Series Title
Educating the Young Child
Series Volume
15
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-15202-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-15202-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-15201-7
Series ISSN
2543-0610
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 250
Number of Illustrations
31 b/w illustrations
Topics