1. What is play?; 2. Children's perspectives on play; 3. Families at play; 4. Digital play and digital tools to support learning; 5. Playing in schools; 6. Lenses on play: classical and developmental theories of play; 7. Lenses on play: post-structuralist analyses of children's play; 8. Lenses on play: cultural-historical conceptions of play; 9. Play in the curriculum; 10. Planning for play development; 11. Assessment through play, of and for play; 12. Being a play activist.
This text examines social and institutional approaches to play, and explores strategies for successfully integrating play into classrooms.
Marilyn Fleer is the Foundation Chair of Early Childhood Education at Monash University, Victoria.