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Book Review

Play = Learning: How Play Motivates and Enhances Children's Cognitive and Social-Emotional Growth

Dorothy G. Singer, Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, and Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, eds.
New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. Index. 272 pp. $45.00 cloth. ISBN: 0195304381

by Doris Bergen

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This book is a compilation of material from a conference on Play = Learning held at Yale University in June 2005. The majority of authors are well known in the fields of expertise that correspond to their chapter topics. The editors' purpose was to counter recent perspectives that focus on teacher strategies, parent-structured activities, and government policies and have served to minimize the role of play as the major medium for young children's learning.