Peer Play and Relationships in Early Childhood: International Research Perspectives

Avis Ridgway (Editor), Gloria Quiñones (Editor), Liang Li (Editor)

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Abstract

This book offers a rich collection of international research narratives that reveal the qualities and value of peer play. It presents new understandings of peer play and relationships in chapters drawn from richly varied contexts that involve sibling play, collaborative peer play, and joint play with adults. The book explores social strategies such as cooperation, negotiation, playing with rules, expressing empathy, and sharing imaginary emotional peer play experiences. Its reconceptualization of peer play and relationships promotes new thinking on children's development in contemporary worlds. It shows how new knowledge generated about young children's play with peers illuminates how they learn and develop within and across communities, families, and educational settings in diverse cultural contexts. The book addresses issues that are relevant for parents, early years' professionals and academics, including the role of play in learning at school, the role of adults in self-initiated play, and the long-term impact of early friendships. The book makes clear how recent cultural differences involve digital, engineering and imaginary peer play.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCham Switzerland
PublisherSpringer
Number of pages231
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9783030423315
ISBN (Print)9783030423308
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameInternational Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Development
PublisherSpringer
Volume30
ISSN (Print)2468-8746
ISSN (Electronic)2468-8754
  • Holding hands: toddlers’ imaginary peer play

    Quiñones, G., Ridgway, A. & Li, L., 2020, Peer Play and Relationships in Early Childhood: International Research Perspectives. Ridgway, A., Quiñones, G. & Li, L. (eds.). 1st ed. Cham Switzerland: Springer, p. 77-92 16 p. (International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Development; vol. 30).

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  • International perspectives on peer play and relationships in early childhood settings

    Ridgway, A., Quiñones, G. & Li, L., 2020, Peer Play and Relationships in Early Childhood: International Research Perspectives. Ridgway, A., Quiñones, G. & Li, L. (eds.). 1st ed. Cham Switzerland: Springer, p. 1-9 9 p. (International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Development; vol. 30).

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  • Toddler and older peer play: agentic imagination and joyful learning

    Ridgway, A., Li, L. & Quiñones, G., 2020, Peer Play and Relationships in Early Childhood: International Research Perspectives. Ridgway, A., Quiñones, G. & Li, L. (eds.). 1st ed. Cham Switzerland: Springer, p. 27-44 18 p. (International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Development; vol. 30).

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