Play materials

Ebbeck, Marjory, Yim, Hoi Yin Bonnie and Lee, Lai Wan Maria 2014, Play materials. In Garvis, Susanne and Pendergast, Donna (ed), Health and wellbeing in childhood, Cambridge University Press, Port Melbourne, Vic., pp.272-286.

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Title Play materials
Author(s) Ebbeck, Marjory
Yim, Hoi Yin BonnieORCID iD for Yim, Hoi Yin Bonnie
Lee, Lai Wan Maria
Title of book Health and wellbeing in childhood
Editor(s) Garvis, Susanne
Pendergast, Donna
Publication date 2014
Chapter number 19
Total chapters 19
Start page 272
End page 286
Total pages 14
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Place of Publication Port Melbourne, Vic.
Keyword(s) Play
early childhood
Summary  This chapter presents the role of play in fostering health and wellbeing in children, identifying that curriculum guidelines and policies today, in many countries, take cognisance of these important facets of development. The chapter discusses what experts, such as Laevers (1994, 2004), state about wellbeing and how his international scale on wellbeing has also been used in the Australian contexts (DECS, 2008). Other important elements of play which are central to children’s health and wellbeing are presented with timely examples of how play contexts give children the much needed opportunities to grow and play in a healthy and confident way. Issues relating to technological toys, war play, commercialisation of play materials and safety criteria for selecting toys and equipment, are also presented.
ISBN 9781107652262
Language eng
Field of Research 130102 Early Childhood Education (excl Maori)
130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Socio Economic Objective 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
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