Large numbers of articles, books and chapters have been devoted to play. Much of the research reported in these publications tends to focus on a naturalist view of play, where play is conceptualized as being driven from within the individual. In moving beyond a naturalistic and individual view of play, this chapter examines how children collectively imagine during play. In exploring how children move in and out of imaginary situations, and simultaneously are in and out of the play, a new conception of play is presented. It is argued that play scripts are not just the property of the individual player but should be viewed collectively and as continually moving across group settings.
|Title of host publication||Children's Play and Development: Cultural-Historical Perspectives|
|Editors||Ivy Schousboe, Ditte Winther-Lindqvist|
|Place of Publication||The Netherlands|
|Pages||73 - 87|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|