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Olivia N. Saracho

In: The SAGE Handbook of Outdoor Play and Learning

Chapter 1: Theoretical Framework of Developmental Theories of Play

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Theoretical Framework of Developmental Theories of Play
Theoretical Framework of Developmental Theories of Play
Olivia N. Saracho

Philosophers established theories of play to provide an understanding of the nature of children's play behavior. They categorized them into classical and modern theories of play. Classical theories surfaced in the nineteenth century and continued throughout the twentieth century, whereas modern and cognitive theories emerged after 1920. Classical theories explain the rationale for play, whereas modern theories justify the developmentally appropriate practices of play. The modern theories of play are based on theoretical concepts and results from empirical studies that offer an understanding of the children's play, in particular the psychoanalytic and cognitive theories of play. Another important ...

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