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Children's Games in Street and Playground - Iona Opie and Peter Opie

Parenting & Child Health


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  • In the 1960s, Iona and Peter Opie observed that although many books had been written about how children should play, none had been written about how they actually played. To fill the gap they carried out an exhaustive survey, through the decade, of the games that children 'in fact play' when aged roughly between six and twelve years of age, and when outdoors -- and usually when out of sight.
  • A new combined edition of the classic exploration into how children actually play
  • Describes around 125 games that children play outdoors -- and out of sight
  • Fascinating insight into the secret world of children