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Read & download ✓ Children at Play An American History 109 Summary Children at Play An American History Hear the author interview on NPR's Morning EditionIf you believe the experts child's play; is serious business From sociologists to psychologists and from anthropologists to social critics writers have produced mountains of books about the meaning and importance of play But what do we know about how children actually play especially American children of the last two centuries In this fascinating and enlightening book Howard Chudacoff presents a history of children's play in the United States and ponders what it tells us about ourselvesThrough expert investigation in primary sources including dozens of children's diaries hundreds of autobiographical recollections of adults and a wea. Chudacoff s work is a comprehensive analysis of the culture of children s play in the United States from the days of the Puritans up until the present He neatly presents his analysis in terms of the interplay of four contexts that have affected play culture through the centuries environment urban rural indoorsoutdoors material culture toys and children s literature including comic books peer interaction who children play with solitary play playing online with friends and the degree of freedom from adult intervention The book is broken up into chapters based on dates pre 1800 1800 1850 1850 1900 1900 1950 and 1950 present Although the subdivision of the history of play culture into roughly 5 decade periods is in fact somewhat arbitrary which Chudacoff readily admits as evidenced by his own data it is an effective way to divide up what would otherwise be a difficult to read work The writing definitely leans towards the academic in style loads of supporting uotes from primary sources and extensive endnotes while also obviously aiming at a general audience in its presentation But disregarding the chronology the four contexts provide a very useful way to understand how children s play has changed through time I have to wonder though would this analysis derived as it is from American history hold shape in the context of another culture I am sure there is plenty of anthropological works written on this topic It d have been nice if Chudacoff provided some reference to them but not a big deal Chudacoff tries to identify successive periods in the history of children s play characterized different levels of each context But after reading the whole book I find it easier to think of this history as a general shift in the balance between the four contexts as they spiral around a central helix of competing parental controls and children s push back and where the timing of contextual shifts being less important than the overall impression of what that shift means for contemporary society Disregarding children s play culture the Puritan period which Chudacoff characterizes as severely controlled by adults or at least they try to and permeated by children s guilt over the supposed sinfulness of their uncontrollable desire to play at idle pursuits my impression of the history of children s play in the US after reading this book is this 1 beginning in the mid 20th Century play has increasingly become euated with manufactured toys ie most play is no longer purely imaginary role playing incorporating found objects or toys made by the child him or herself and that this is largely due to the efforts of toy marketers to increase sales by appealing directly to kids with allowances and busy parents guilt tripped about not giving enough attention to their kids 2 there has been a shift toward formal rather than ad hoc play sites ie children don t roam the countrywide or the city street and alleyways any but instead play in highly supervised environments indoors on playgrounds or at commercial enterprises like Chuck E Cheese mostly because of adults concern for their safety 3 adults have always tried to direct children s play towards the useful purposes of socialization education andor exercise intended to benefit the child s health safety and future prospects personally as a parent I have mostly tried to ensure that my kids toys have some semblance of educational value and 4 play directed by adults has always been less fun for children than doing what they aren t allowed to do going where they aren t supposed to go and just breaking the rules to see what happens Play culture has changed in significant ways over the centuries and usually to the chagrin of parents and other adults but I think we can always count on children s penchant for testing boundaries to show through no matter how it is shaped by the contexts of environment material culture peer interaction and adult intervention An important lesson this book may have for parents is that if you do want to guide how and with whom and what your child plays try not to make it so obvious

Summary Children at Play An American History

Children at Play An American History

Read & download ✓ Children at Play An American History 109 Summary Children at Play An American History Lth of child rearing manuals along with wide ranging reading of the work of educators journalists market researchers and scholars Chudacoff digs into the underground of play He contrasts the activities that genuinely occupied children's time with what adults thought children should be doingFilled with intriguing stories and revelatory insights Children at Play provides a chronological history of play in the US from the point of view of children themselves Focusing on youngsters between the ages of about six and twelve this is history from the bottom up It highlights the transformations of play that have occurred over the last 200 years paying attention not only to the activities of. Lots of nice diary and memoir uotation but fundamentally repetative and not particularly revelatory Adults and kids have always had a conflicted view of what constitutes proper play Richmiddle class children have always had opportunity for play than poor children or enslaved children Boys have always had freedom than girls uotes from Puritan sermons A general outline of the Child Guidance and Social Control movements of the teens and 20s YawnI am similarly unimpressed with his conclusion after frankly describing the horrors of contemporary childhood less than an hour a week of unstructured outside play nauseating amounts of television etc he assures us that children have always found ways to create their own worlds unmediated by adults and will continue to do so I was disappointed in the flimsiness of his optimism as neither the book nor the evidence at hand would suggest this is the case He does though to his credit as an author of pop social history integrate narratives from enslaved children Native children and girls to a much greater extent than is usual in covering a general topic like this Turns out there are these great WPA interviews with former slaves and Indian adults recalling the child culture they grew up in Worth reading just for that really Maybe I ll go looking for specific histories of these children in the future Yoshitsune and the Thousand Cherry Trees A Masterpiece of the Eighteenth century Japanese Puppet Theater Translations from the Asian Classics play He contrasts the activities that genuinely occupied children's time with what adults thought children should be doingFilled with intriguing stories and revelatory insights Children at Play Premeditated Acts provides a chronological history of The Fan Tan Players play in the US from the Emotional Resilience Simple Truths for Dealing with the Unfinished Business of Your Past point of view of children themselves Focusing on youngsters between the ages of about six and twelve this is history from the bottom up It highlights the transformations of Der Nebelkönig play that have occurred over the last 200 years Fat Boy Swim paying attention not only to the activities of. Lots of nice diary and memoir uotation but fundamentally repetative and not Dwight Swain Master Writing Teacher 6 CDs particularly revelatory Adults and kids have always had a conflicted view of what constitutes With Malice Toward All The uips Lives and Loves of Some Celebrated 20th Century American Wits proper Trotsky: Downfall Of A Revolutionary play Richmiddle class children have always had opportunity for Educational Policy and the Law play than Mukiwa poor children or enslaved children Boys have always had freedom than girls uotes from Puritan sermons A general outline of the Child Guidance and Social Control movements of the teens and 20s YawnI am similarly unimpressed with his conclusion after frankly describing the horrors of contemporary childhood less than an hour a week of unstructured outside The Unfaithful Widow play nauseating amounts of television etc he assures us that children have always found ways to create their own worlds unmediated by adults and will continue to do so I was disappointed in the flimsiness of his optimism as neither the book nor the evidence at hand would suggest this is the case He does though to his credit as an author of Cedric and the Dragon pop social history integrate narratives from enslaved children Native children and girls to a much greater extent than is usual in covering a general topic like this Turns out there are these great WPA interviews with former slaves and Indian adults recalling the child culture they grew up in Worth reading just for that really Maybe I ll go looking for specific histories of these children in the future

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Read & download ✓ Children at Play An American History 109 Summary Children at Play An American History The cultural elite but to those of working class men and women to slaves and to Native Americans In addition the author considers the findings observations and theories of numerous social scientists along with those of fellow historiansChudacoff concludes that children's ability to play independently has attenuated over time and that in our modern era this diminution has freuently had unfortunate conseuences By examining the activities of young people whom marketers today call tweens he provides fresh historical depth to current discussions about topics like childhood obesity delinuency learning disability and the many ways that children spend their time when adults aren't looking. This book is a resourceful and reoccurring reference I use for my education classes and papers While it can be repetitive it has a massive amount of useful information about the topic of children s play throughout history It isn t necessarily a read for just anyone though due to its dense information and formal approach


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    E–pub [Children at Play An American History] BY Howard P. Chudacoff Read & download ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub á Howard P. Chudacoff Children at Play covers several decades and three groups of children White Black and Native Americans The book is

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    E–pub [Children at Play An American History] BY Howard P. Chudacoff Read & download ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub á Howard P. Chudacoff Summary Children at Play An American History Chudacoff’s work is a comprehensive analysis of the culture of children’s play in the United States from the days of the Puritans up until the present He neatly presents his analysis in terms of the interplay of four “contexts” that have affected play culture through the centuries environment urban rural

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    E–pub [Children at Play An American History] BY Howard P. Chudacoff Lots of nice diary and memoir uotation but fundamentally repetative and not particularly revelatory Adults and kids have always had a conflicted view of what constitutes proper play Richmiddle class children have always had opportun

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  • Hardcover
  • 269
  • Children at Play An American History
  • Howard P. Chudacoff
  • English
  • 07 May 2018
  • 9780814716649