PLAYFULNESS IN OLDER ADULTS

“It is in playing, and only in playing, that the individual child or adult is able to be creative and to use the whole personality, and it is only in being creative that the individual discovers the self.” – D.W.Winnicott Older adults are an important part of the...

NON SOCIAL PLAY IN CHILDHOOD

Kenneth Rubin and his associates in their research work on social and non social play, have tried to distinguish the difference between social and non social play. Rubin, Fein and Vandenberg (1983) defined play in terms of the following characteristics: (1) Play is...

Stages of pretend play

Pretend play is a very important part of the developmental aspect which is very normal as well helps in enhancing the cognitive, emotional, language and social skills. Also through pretend play a child is naturally learning to solve problems, think creatively and...

IMPORTANCE OF PRETEND PLAY

Whenever children say ‘let’s pretend’, a new landscape of possibilities is revealed. When children pretend, they try on new feelings, roles and ideas. They stretch their minds along with their imagination. – Curtis & Carter. I am a doctor...

THEORIES OF PLAY – PART 5

In social play children learn to negotiate with others, how to please others, and how to modulate and overcome the anger that can arise from conflicts – Peter Gray (Free to learn) Kenneth H. Rubin is a Professor of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology and...

THEORIES OF PLAY – PART 4

“In play, children work together to change the rules to meet the situation they face, which is powerful social experience.” – Joan Almon Mildred Bernice Parten Newhall, was an American Sociologist and a researcher at the University of Minnesota...

PLAY THROUGH THE AGES, INDIAN PERSPECTIVE

Play, a word, that is synonymous with letting the mind run wild, creating a whole new world using imagination. The word play, brings in thoughts and feelings of lots of fun, fun and fun.  The study conducted by Meera Oka et al, mentioned in the earlier blog, has...