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7.5: Chapter Attribution, References and Websites

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    • Jennifer Karshna & Holly Lanoue
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    Chapter Attribution

    “Chapter 7 The Value of Play” by Jennifer Karshna is CC By 4.0


    “When Education Goes Wrong: Dr. Nancy Carlsson Paige at TEDxTheCalhounSchool” is CC BY-NC ND 4.0

    “Parenting Counts: Babies Need to Test Everything” is a video by KCTS9 Public Broadcasting Services.

    “Pretend Play with Big Boxes” is a video by the Illinois Early Learning Project.


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    Bento, G., & Costa, J. A. (2018). Outdoor play as a mean to achieve educational goals: A case study in a Portuguese day-care group. Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 18(4), 289-302. doi:

    Bodrova, E., & Leong, D. J. (1996). Tools of the mind: The Vygotskian approach to early childhood education. Pearson.

    Carlson, F. M. (2011). Big body play: Why boisterous, vigorous and very physical play is essential to children’s development and learning. National Association for the Education of Young Children.

    Carlsson-Paige, N. (2013). When education goes wrong: Dr. Nancy Carlsson Paige at TEDXxTheCalhounSchool [Video]. Retrieved from

    Cooper, A. (2015). Nature and the outdoor learning environment: The forgotten resource in early childhood education. International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education, 3(1), 85-97. ISSN: 2331-0464 (online)

    Dewey, J. (1913). Interest and effort in education. Houghton Mifflin Company.

    Dewey, J. (1916/1944). Democracy and education. Macmillan.

    Dewey, J. (1938/1997). Experience and education. Touchstone.

    Engelen, L., Wyver, S., Perry, G., Bundy, A., Chan, T. K., Ragen, J., Bauman, A., Naughton, G. (2018). Spying on children during a playground intervention using a novel method for direct observation of activities during outdoor play. Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 18(1), 86-95. doi:

    Erikson, E. H. (1963), Childhood and society. (2nd Ed.). W. W. Norton & Company.

    Experience. (2005). In Merriam-Webster’s collegiate dictionary. (11th ed.). Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

    Falk, J. (2018). Needed: A stronger voice for quality early childhood outdoor learning environments. North American Association for Environmental Education. Retrieved from:

    Nature Explore Program. (2019). Nature Explore Program. Retrieved from:

    Nicholson, S. (1971). How not to cheat children, the theory of loose parts. Landscape Architecture, 62(1), 30-34.

    Illinois Early Learning Project. (2021). Pretend play with big boxes [Video].

    Isbell, R., & Yoshizawa, S. A. (2016). Nurturing creativity: An essential mindset for young children’s learning. National Association for the Education of Young Children.

    Katz, L. (2010). Standards of experience. Retrieved from

    KCTS9. (2009). Parenting counts: Babies need to test everything [Video]. YouTube.

    Keeler, R. (2020). Adventures in risky play: What is your yes? Exchange Press.

    Lavrysen, A., Bertrands, E., Leyssen, L., Smets, L., Vanderspikken, A., De Graef, P. (2017). Risky-play at school: Facilitating risk perception and competence in young children. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 25(1), 89-105. doi:

    Louv, R. (2005). Last child in the woods: Saving our children from nature-deficit disorder. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill.

    Luckenbill, J., Subramaniam, A., & Thompson, J. (2019). This is play: Environments and interactions that engage infants and toddlers. National Association for the Education of Young Children.

    Mardell, B. (2019). Playful learning in early childhood classrooms: It’s complicated. Exchange, 247, 53-56.

    McClain, C., & Vandermaas-Peeler, M. (2016). Social contexts of development in natural outdoor environments: Children’s motor activities, personal challenges and peer interactions at the river and the creek. Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 16(1), 31-48.doi:

    Mustapa, N. D., Maliki, N. Z., & Hamzah, A. (2015). Repositioning children’s developmental needs in space planning: A review of connection to nature. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences. doi:

    National Association for the Education of Young Children. (2020). Developmentally Appropriate Practice. Retrieved from

    Paley, V. G. (1992). You can’t say you can’t play. Harvard University Press.

    Parten, M. B. (1932). Social participation among preschool children. The Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 27(3), 243-269.

    Pellegrini, A. D. (2011). The development and function of locomotor play. (A. D. Pellegrini, Ed. Oxford University Press.

    Piaget, J. (1962). Play, dreams, and imitation in childhood. W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.

    Piaget, J. (1973). To understand is to invent: The future of education. Grossman Publishers.

    Smilansky, S., & Shefatya, L. (1990). Facilitating play; A medium for promoting cognitive, socio-emotional, and academic development in young children. Psychosocial & Educational Publishers.

    Smith, P. K. (2010). Children and play. Wiley-Blackwell.

    Storli, R., & Sandsetter, E. B. H. (2015). Children’s play, well-being, and involvement: How children play indoors and outdoors in Norwegian early childhood education and care institutions. International Journal of Play, 8(1), 65-78, ISBN:

    Sutton-Smith, B. (1997). The ambiguity of play. Wiley-Blackwell.

    Vygotsky, L. S. (1978). Mind in society: The development of higher psychological processes. Harvard University Press.

    Yogman, M., Garner, A., Hutchinson, J., Hirsh-Paskek, K., Golinkoff, R. M. (2018). The power of play: A pediatric role in enhancing development in young children. Pediatrics, 142(3), 1-16. doi:

    Websites You May Want to Explore Further

    Center for Inclusive Child Care (podcasts address play)

    Building Babies Brains Through Play: Mini-Parenting Master Class (Center on Developing Child Harvard University)

    Dr. Lillian Katz: What Should Children be Learning?

    Exploring Playful Learning in Schools Around the World Video (Ben Mardell)

    Pedagogy of Play (Project Zero/Ben Mardell)

    10 Things Every Parent Should Know About Play

    30 Reasons Why Play is Important for Children with Disabilities (Playground Equipment)

    Top 5 Benefits of Children Playing Outside (Sanford Health)

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