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Book Review

Play from Birth to Twelve: Contexts, Perspectives, and Meanings

Doris Pronin Fromberg and Doris Bergen, eds.
New York: Routledge, 2006. 2nd ed. Index. 455 pp. $41.95 paper. ISBN: 9780415951128

by Arne Trageton

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The first edition of this work has become a standard reference for those interested in play, especially children's play. Now, Doris Pronin Fromberg and Doris Bergen have revised and supplemented it with new articles. The result is a work that offers a multitude of perspectives on play, varying from play's relation to cognitive, linguistic, social, and creative development to the communicative meaning of play in a sociocultural context. The book's forty short articles from play researchers in the United States are an excellent resource for those interested in exploring the many dimensions of play.