Developmental Psychology and Family Studies Textbooks

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Play Therapy

  1. The Essence of Play

    A Practice Companion for Professionals Working with Children and Young People

    By Justine Howard, Karen McInnes

    A unique companion to professional play practice! All play professionals are united in their belief that play is important for children’s development – and there are inherent characteristics of play that underpin professional play practice across contexts. Providing an overarching concept of play,...

    Published January 11th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Evolutionary Playwork

    2nd Edition

    By Bob Hughes

    Play is a crucial component in the development of all children. In this fully updated and revised edition of his classic playwork text, Bob Hughes explores the complexities of children’s play, its meaning and purpose, and argues that adult-free play is essential for the psychological well-being of...

    Published September 27th 2011 by Routledge