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American Journal of Play
by usmom3
BJ
March 22, 2013 at 1:58 PM

 Do you think Play is important? This is a great site to learn about the importance of play. 

        American Journal of Play

About

An interdisciplinary publication of The Strong, the American Journal of Play® is a forum for discussing the history, science, and culture of play. The Journal aims to increase awareness and understanding of the role of play in learning and human development and the ways in which play illuminates cultural history.

Peer-reviewed and written for a wide readership

The American Journal of Play is peer-reviewed and written in a straightforward style for wide readership of educators, psychologists, play therapists, sociologists, anthropologists, folklorists, historians, museum professionals, toy and game designers, policy makers, and others who consider play for a variety of reasons and from various perspectives.

Interdisciplinary

The American Journal of Play provides thought-provoking content from prominent researchers, thinkers, and writers around the world. In articles, interviews, and book reviews they explore play through a variety of perspectives and lens, including but not limited to:

  • Child development
  • Education
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Anthropology
  • Neuroscience
  • History
  • Popular culture
  • Folklore
  • Museum studies
  • Technology and play

In short, the American Journal of Play includes material that synthesizes and puts into perspective major themes of play scholarship; summarizes emerging areas of play research; presents significant new research about play; illuminates the important role of play in learning and human development throughout the life cycle; examines the interrelationship of play to other aspects of human endeavor; explicates social, cultural, educational, and public policy issues related to play; and explores cultural history through the world of play.

A publication of The Strong

The American Journal of Play is published by The Strong, a highly interactive, collections-based educational institution devoted to the study and exploration of play. The American Journal of Play complements, and is informed by, the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of dolls, toys, games, electronic games, and other artifacts of play, which The Strong holds in the National Museum of Play, the International Center for the History of Electronic Games, the National Toy Hall of Fame, and the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play.

Replies

  • romacox
    by romacox
    March 22, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    Thank you USMom3.  I have not seen this site before, but play is a big part of the way I teach.  I will certainly check your link out further. 

  • usmom3
    by usmom3
    BJ
    March 22, 2013 at 5:27 PM

     Your welcome, I came across this link on Facebook & thought other's might like to know about it & learn from it.

    Quoting romacox:

    Thank you USMom3.  I have not seen this site before, but play is a big part of the way I teach.  I will certainly check your link out further. 

     

  • kirbymom
    March 22, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    Great article. Thans for posting this. Just wonder though why the public school system and those who create the "standards", do not understand this. 

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