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The Effects of Sociodramatic Play on Disadvantaged Preschool Children


reviewed by Brian Sutton-Smith 1970

coverTitle: The Effects of Sociodramatic Play on Disadvantaged Preschool Children
Author(s): Sara Smilansky
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Thirty years of work with children's play in Nursery Schools, and in the research of Isaacs, Lowenfeld, Frank, Hartley and Piaget, had convinced most of us that there is a regular sequence of develop­mental stages in children's play—from motor play through im­aginative play, to group play and rule games. For some time, how­ever, psychologists working in various Headstart programs have been suggesting that the children in these programs often show very little imaginative play, but seem to be dominated by sensory-motor and kinetic activity. The question has been raised, therefore, whether there may be some other developmental language of play. Perhaps, we have been tied too closely to the maturational schemes of middle and upper status children. Perhaps the old "recapitulationary" doc­trine of a universal scheme for play and games has persisted, dis­guised in our expectation of one language of play and games for all children. These considerations are prompted by Smilansky's work with im­migrant groups in Israel. It is her finding that the children of im­migrant groups... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 71 Number 3, 1970, p. 529-531
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1820, Date Accessed: 12/15/2017 5:02:36 AM

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