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International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Development

Peer Play and Relationships in Early Childhood

International Research Perspectives

Editors: Ridgway, Avis, Quiñones, Gloria, Li, Liang (Eds.)

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  • Provides international and culturally rich research into peer relationships
  • Voices different international initiatives and expresses contradictory perspectives
  • Presents new thinking about children's peer play, learning and development in contemporary worlds
  • Retheorises peer play relationships by valuing the research narratives in peer play
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About this book

This book offers a rich collection of international research narratives that reveal the qualities and value of peer play. It presents new understandings of peer play and relationships in chapters drawn from richly varied contexts that involve sibling play, collaborative peer play, and joint play with adults. The book explores social strategies such as cooperation, negotiation, playing with rules, expressing empathy, and sharing imaginary emotional peer play experiences. Its reconceptualization of peer play and relationships promotes new thinking on children's development in contemporary worlds. It shows how new knowledge generated about young children's play with peers illuminates how they learn and develop within and across communities, families, and educational settings in diverse cultural contexts. The book addresses issues that are relevant for parents, early years' professionals and academics, including the role of play in learning at school, the role of adults in self-initiated play, and the long-term impact of early friendships. The book makes clear how recent cultural differences involve digital, engineering and imaginary peer play.

The book follows a clear line of argument highlighting  the importance of play-based learning and stress the importance of further knowledge of children's interaction in their context.

This book aims to highlight the narration of peer play, mostly leaning on a sociocultural theoretical perspective, where many chapters have a cultural-historical theoretical frame and highlight children's social situation of development.

Polly Björk-Willén, Linköping University, Sweden

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • International Perspectives on Peer Play and Relationships in Early Childhood Settings

    Pages 1-9

    Ridgway, Avis (et al.)

  • Long-Term Peer Play and Child Development

    Pages 11-26

    Hakkarinen, Pentti

  • Toddler and Older Peer Play: Agentic Imagination and Joyful Learning

    Pages 27-44

    Ridgway, Avis (et al.)

  • Digital Peer Play: Meta-imaginary Play Embedded in Early Childhood Play-Based Settings

    Pages 45-59

    Fleer, Marilyn

  • Engineering Peer Play: A New Perspective on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Early Childhood Education

    Pages 61-75

    Gold, Zachary S. (et al.)

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eBook 96,29 €
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Hardcover 124,79 €
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Softcover 88,39 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Peer Play and Relationships in Early Childhood
Book Subtitle
International Research Perspectives
Editors
  • Avis Ridgway
  • Gloria Quiñones
  • Liang Li
Series Title
International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Development
Series Volume
30
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-42331-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-42331-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-42330-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-42333-9
Series ISSN
2468-8746
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 231
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations, 42 illustrations in colour
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