The importance of play and playfulness

Youell, Biddy (2008) The importance of play and playfulness. European Journal of Psychotherapy and Counselling, 10 (2). pp. 121-129. ISSN 13642537

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This paper focuses on the roots of play and playfulness in children's early experience of relationships. The paper seeks to argue that the current debate about the loss of safe outdoor play spaces and the dangers of over-reliance on digital entertainments sometimes neglects the fact that play and playfulness are developmental achievements and that there are huge variations in children's capacity to make use of the opportunities they have.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Learning, Play, Playfullness, Hide and seek
Subjects: Psychological Therapies, Psychiatry, Counselling > Counselling
Children, Young People and Developmental Pyschology > Child Psychotherapy
Department/People: Children, Young Adult and Family Services

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