Cultural-historical play theory

Authored by: Elena Smirnova

The routledge international handbook of early childhood play

Print publication date:  June  2017
Online publication date:  June  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138833715
eBook ISBN: 9781315735290
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The cultural-historical approach to children’s play is part of Vygotsky’s general theory of the origin and development of the higher mental functions. Before considering Vygotsky’s views on play, we should recall some of the main proposals and problems formulated in that theory. Only in such a broad content can we truly grasp the more specific problems of the psychology of play.

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