Playing games with rules in early child care and beyond

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This chapter outlines how children play with rules in Early care and provides an analysis of the rules they play by and why. through examples it is illustrated that a game of soccer is mostly recognizable as a social fantasy game among the 5 year olds and that the way they construct rules reflect their social identities and personal concerns with their social life in Early care. Their playing and the rules are then understood as existential project among the children.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Cambridge Handbook of Play : Developmental and Disciplinary Perspectives
EditorsPeter Smith, Jaipaul Roopnarine
Number of pages18
Place of publicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
Publication yearOct 2018
Pages222-239
Chapter13
ISBN (Electronic)9781108131384
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018
SeriesCambridge Handbooks in Psychology

    Research areas

  • child play, rules, games, development, social identity, existential project, early care

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