Chris Skinner

  1. The 12 Types of Play and What They Mean for Children

    The 12 Types of Play and What They Mean for Children
      In the 1930s, researcher Mildred Parten defined play as six stages which mirror children’s social development. Unlike Jean Piaget who saw children’s play in primarily intellectual or cognitive developmental terms, Parten emphasized the idea that learning to play is learning how to relate to others. As children grow and develop, play evolves. Certain types of play are associated with...

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