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    Play (activity)

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    • Play (activity)

    • In psychology and ethology, play is a range of voluntary, intrinsically motivated activities normally associated with recreational pleasure and enjoyment. Play is commonly associated with children and juvenile-level activities, but play occurs at any life stage, and among other higher-functioning animals as well, most ... Read »


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    • Playful

    • In psychology and ethology, play is a range of voluntary, intrinsically motivated activities normally associated with recreational pleasure and enjoyment. Play is commonly associated with children and juvenile-level activities, but play occurs at any life stage, and among other higher-functioning animals as well, most ... Read »


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    • Playfulness

    • In psychology and ethology, play is a range of voluntary, intrinsically motivated activities normally associated with recreational pleasure and enjoyment. Play is commonly associated with children and juvenile-level activities, but play occurs at any life stage, and among other higher-functioning animals as well, most ... Read »


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    • Agon

    • Agon (Classical Greek ἀγών) is an ancient Greek term for a struggle or contest. This could be a contest in athletics, in chariot or horse racing, or in music or literature at a public festival in ancient Greece. Agon is the wordforming element in 'agony', explaining the concept of agon(y) in tragedy by it ... Read »


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    • American Journal of Play

    • The American Journal of Play is a quarterly peer-reviewed interdisciplinary academic journal that covers the history, science, and culture of play. The journal includes articles, interviews, and book reviews written for a broad readership of educators, scholars, designers, and others. It is published by The Strong and ... Read »


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    • Ball pit

    • A ball pit (originally called "ball crawl" and also known as a ball pool or ball pond) is a padded box or pool filled with small colorful hollow plastic balls generally no larger than 3 inches (7.6 cm) in diameter. Instead of balls, other spherical objects can be used, such as balloons. It is typically employed as a ... Read »


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    • Bolo bat

    • The Bolo bat was a child's toy popular in the 1930s through the 1960s. It consisted of a round wooden paddle-like bat with a handle, not unlike a ping-pong paddle, attached to the center of which was a piece of elastic band about three feet long. Attached to end of the elastic band was a rubber ball about an inch in di ... Read »


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    • Commercial playgrounds

    • Commercial Playgrounds are developed to provide fun for 14 or more children in a safe environment. There are distinct differences between Commercial and Residential Playgrounds. Residential Playgrounds, though safe, are typically made out of lumber and do not have safety guidelines set up by different associations. The ... Read »


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    • Denkianma

    • Denkianma is a popular Japanese prank played between two people where one person puts their foot into the genital area of the other and shakes it in a vibrating motion. Often this is done by grabbing the other persons two feet to complete the action. This is often done between school aged boys as a prank similar to Kan ... Read »


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    • Doll

    • A doll is a model of a human being, often used as a toy for children. Dolls have traditionally been used in magic and religious rituals throughout the world, and traditional dolls made of materials such as clay and wood are found in the Americas, Asia, Africa and Europe. The earliest documented dolls go back to the anc ... Read »


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    • David Elkind

    • David Elkind (born March 11, 1931) is a Jewish-American child psychologist and author. A longtime professor at Tufts University, his groundbreaking books — The Hurried Child, The Power of Play and Miseducation informed early childhood education professionals of the possible dangers of "pushing down" the elementar ... Read »


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    • Family entertainment center

    • A family entertainment center (or centre), often abbreviated FEC in the entertainment industry, is a small amusement park marketed towards families with small children to teenagers, and often entirely indoors or associated with a larger operation such as a theme park. They usually cater to "sub-regional markets of larg ... Read »


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    • Filial therapy

    • Filial therapy is a type of psychotherapy designed to treat emotional and behavioral difficulties in children; it was formulated by Bernard Gurney in 1964. It is based on the principles of play therapy; however, it is distinct from it, in that it teaches parents (or other paraprofessionals) how to provide therapeutic i ... Read »


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    • Eliana Gil

    • Eliana Gil RPT-S, ATR (born 24 April 1948), is a lecturer, writer, and clinician of marriage, family and child. She is on the board of a number of professional counselling organizations that use play and art therapies, and she is the former president of the Association for Play Therapy (APT). Dr. Gil is the senior par ... Read »


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    • Girls' games and toys


    • Hoko (doll)

    • A hōko (?, literally "crawling child"), is a kind of soft-bodied doll given to young women of age and especially to pregnant women in Japan to protect both mother and unborn child. Traditionally, hōko dolls were made of silk and human hair, and stuffed with cotton. The dolls could be made for both boys and girls. ... Read »


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    • Homo Ludens

    • Homo Ludens is a book written in 1938 by Dutch historian and cultural theorist Johan Huizinga. It discusses the importance of the play element of culture and society. Huizinga suggests that play is primary to and a necessary (though not sufficient) condition of the generation of culture. The Latin word Ludens is the pr ... Read »


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    • I.play

    • i.play, also known as the Intelligent Play System is an interactive playground designed in collaboration between Progressive Sports Technologies Ltd and Playdale Playgrounds. The i.play has switches and lights which light up and make sounds, requiring participants to push them to earn points. The development and eval ... Read »


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    • Ilinx

    • Ilinx is a kind of play, described by sociologist Roger Caillois, a major figure in game studies. Ilinx creates a temporary disruption of perception, as with vertigo, dizziness, or disorienting changes in direction of movement. Caillois identified several categories of play in Les Jeux et Les Hommes (; 1958, in Englis ... Read »


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    • Inflatable castle

    • Inflatable castles (closed inflatable trampolines, bouncy houses, bouncy castles, moon bounce, moonwalks, or CITs) are temporary inflatable structures and buildings and similar items that are rented for functions, school and church festivals and village fetes and used for recreational purposes, particularly for childre ... Read »


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    • International Play Association

    • The International Play Association (IPA) is an international, non-governmental organization founded in Scandinavia in 1961. Its purpose is to protect, preserve and promote children's right to play as a fundamental human right, according to the Article 31 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. IP ... Read »


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    • Man, Play and Games

    • Man, Play and Games () is the influential 1961 book by the French Sociologist Roger Caillois, (French Les jeux et les hommes, 1958) on the sociology of play and games or, in Caillois' terms, sociology derived from play. Caillois interprets many social structures as elaborate forms of games and much behaviour as a form ... Read »


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    • Mimesis

    • Mimesis (/maɪˈmiːsəs/; Ancient Greek: μίμησις (mÄ«mēsis), from μιμεῖσθαι (mÄ«meisthai), "to imitate," from (mimos), "imitator, actor") is a critical and philosophical term that carries a wide range of meanings, which include imitation, representat ... Read »


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    • Parallel play

    • Parallel play

      Parallel Play is the ninth studio album by Canadian rock band Sloan. At the time of its release, it was the band's shortest studio album; their previous album Never Hear the End of It, is their longest album. The first single released from the album was "Believe in Me", and the second single was "Witch's Wand". The son ... Read »


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    • Parten's stages of play


    • Playpen

    • A playpen is a piece of furniture in which an infant or young toddler (typically those less than 35" tall and 30 lbs) is placed to prevent self-harm when her/his parent or guardian is occupied or away. The earliest use of the word "playpen" cited in the Oxford English Dictionary is 1902. Playpens were traditionally ma ... Read »


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    • Petting zoo

    • A petting zoo (often called, or part of, a "children's zoo") features a combination of domesticated animals and some wild species that are docile enough to touch and feed. In addition to independent petting zoos, also called children's farms or petting farms, many general zoos contain a petting zoo. Some petting zoos c ... Read »


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    • Planking (fad)

    • Planking (or the Lying Down Game) is an activity consisting of lying face down—sometimes in an unusual or incongruous location. Both hands must touch the sides of the body. Some players compete to find the most unusual and original location in which to play. The term planking refers to mimicking a wooden plank. Pl ... Read »


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    • Play bus

    • A play bus (or playbus or learning bus) is a bus used for providing a mobile facility for a variety of activities surrounding entertainment and education, usually for children of pre-school or school age. Play buses are usually specially converted for their purpose, usually from second hand vehicles, although occasion ... Read »


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    • Play date

    • Play date or playdate is an expression primarily used in the US for an arranged appointment for children to get together for a few hours to play. It should not be confused with dating as there is not an implied romantic component to it. Play dates have become common because the work schedules for busy parents, along w ... Read »


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    • Play drive

    • Friedrich Schiller developed the concept of the play drive, a conjoining through contradiction of man's experience of the infinite and finite, freedom and time, sense and reason, life and form. The object of the play drive is the living form, and in contemplation of the beautiful it allows man to become most human. To ... Read »


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    • Play therapy

    • Play therapy is generally employed with children aged 3 through 11 and provides a way for them to express their experiences and feelings through a natural, self-guided, self-healing process. As children’s experiences and knowledge are often communicated through play, it becomes an important vehicle for them to kno ... Read »


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    • Playground

    • A playground, playpark, or play area is a place with a specific design to allow children to play there. It may be indoors but is typically outdoors (where it may be called a tot lot in some regions). While a playground is usually designed for children, some playgrounds are designed for other age groups. Berlin's Preuà ... Read »


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    • Playground parachute

    • A playground parachute is a round, multicolored, nylon sheet commonly 20 to 30 feet in diameter. It may or may not have handles on the periphery. It is used by arranging children on the outside, who then vigorously wave the parachute up and down. Playground parachutes are commonly used in kindergarten and early element ... Read »


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    • Playground slide

    • Playground slides are found in parks, schools, playgrounds and backyards. The slide may be flat, or half cylindrical or tubular to prevent falls. Slides are usually constructed of plastic or metal and they have a smooth surface that is either straight or wavy. The user, typically a child, climbs to the top of the slide ... Read »


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    • Playscape

    • A Playscape (’plā, skāp) is a playful landscape characterised by the occurrence of enjoyment by the public & all those that interact with it. Sometimes used to refer to playspaces that look and feel like a natural environment. However, landscape architects and designers are increasingly using the term to exp ... Read »


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    • Playscapes

    • Playscapes is a playground designed by artist and sculptor Isamu Noguchi and completed in 1976. The playground is located in Piedmont Park, Atlanta, Georgia ... Read »


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    • Playspace


    • Playwork

    • Playwork is the work of creating and maintaining spaces for children to play. The theory and practice of playwork recognises that children's play should ideally be 'freely chosen, personally directed and intrinsically motivated.' It is the job of a playworker to ensure that the broadest possible range of play types ... Read »


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    • Charles E. Schaefer

    • Dr. Charles E. Schaefer is an American psychologist considered by many to be the "Father of Play Therapy" who has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show and Good Morning America. He is Professor of Psychology and is Director of both the Center for Psychological Services and the Crying Baby Clinic at Fairlei ... Read »


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    • Snow angel

    • A snow angel is a design, made in fresh snow, by lying on one's back and moving one's arms up and down, and one's legs from side to side, to form the shape of an angel. Making snow angels is a common childhood game. The creation of the snow angel is a simple process. The first step is to find an undisturbed plane ... Read »


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    • Snowball

    • A snowball is a spherical object made from snow, usually created by scooping snow with the hands, and compacting it into a roughly fist-sized ball. The snowball is often used to engage in games, such as snowball fights. Snowball fights are usually light-hearted and involve throwing snowballs at one's friends or family. ... Read »


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    • Snowman

    • A snowman is an anthropomorphic snow sculpture often built by children in regions with sufficient snowfall. In many places, typical snowmen consist of three large snowballs of different sizes with some additional accoutrements for facial and other features. Due to the sculpt-ability of snow, there is also a wide variet ... Read »


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    • Spring rider

    • A spring rider or spring rocker is a bouncy, outdoors playing device consisting of a metal spring beneath a plastic or wooden central beam or flange, with 1 to 4 plastic or fiberglass seats above it. When a person sits on it, the structure moves and bounces. Spring riders are common in many playgrounds. They are often ... Read »


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    • Brian Sutton-Smith

    • Brian Sutton Smith (July 15, 1924 – March 7, 2015), better known as Brian Sutton-Smith, was a play theorist who spent his lifetime attempting to discover the cultural significance of play in human life, arguing that any useful definition of play must apply to both adults and children. He demonstrated that children ... Read »


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    • Swing (seat)

    • A swing is a hanging seat, often found at playgrounds for children including adults, at circus for acrobats, or on a porch for relaxing, although they may also be items of indoor furniture, such as Latin American hammock or the Indian oonjal. The seat of a swing may be suspended from chains or ropes. Once a swing is in ... Read »


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    • Theraplay

    • Theraplay is a child and family therapy that has as its goal enhancing and building , self-esteem, trust in others, and joyful engagement. The principles underlying Theraplay are that, in healthy relationships, there should be natural patterns of playful, healthy interaction between parent and child. The goal of Therap ... Read »


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    • Toy

    • A toy is an item that is generally used for children's play. Playing with toys is supposed to be an enjoyable means of training young children for life in society. Different materials like wood, clay, paper, and plastic are used to make toys. Many items are designed to serve as toys, but goods produced for other purpos ... Read »


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    • Twirling

    • Twirling is a form of object manipulation where an object is twirled by one or two hands, the fingers or by other parts of the body. Twirling practice manipulates the object in circular or near circular patterns. It can also be done indirectly by the use of another object or objects as in the case of devil stick manipu ... Read »


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    • Worldwide Day of Play

    • Worldwide Day of Play is an annual event designed to encourage children and parents to turn off the television and play, especially outdoors. The yearly event officially began on all US Nickelodeon channels: Nickelodeon, Nick GAS (until 2008), Noggin (now Nick Jr.), The N (now TeenNick), Nicktoons and NickMusic on Octo ... Read »


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