Play

Below are groups and resources (books, articles, websites, etc.) related to this topic. Click on an item’s title to go its resource page with author, publisher, description/abstract and other details, a link to the full text if available, as well as links to related topics in the Subject Index. You can also browse the Title, Author, Subject, Chronological, Dewey, LoC, and Format indexes, or use the Search box.
Particularly recommended items are flagged with a red logo:

Connexions Library

Children's Play and Official Playgrounds
Larsson, Rose-Marie
Article
1971
Friendship First
Article
1980
Friendship First
Book
1982
"The Chinese have an attitude toward sport that can best be described as 'friendship first, competition second.'" This manual is an attempt to show children and the adults that work/play with them tha...
Gaza's Kite Runners
Baroud, Ramzy
Article
2009
Gazan children's kites are expressions of defiance, hope and the longing for freedom.
Let's Play Together: Co-operative Games for All Ages
Masheder, Mildred
Book
1989
A collection of over 300 games and sports which put co-operation before competition.
Libertarian Socialism
McLaughlin, Tom
Article
1977
There must be a revolt against bureaucracy - the predominant trend of societal organization.
Make 2015 the Year of the Bonobo!
Block, Susan
Article
2015
We humans have much to learn from our kissing cousins, the peaceful, empathic, playful, sensual and highly sexual Bonobo. Rather than play out the myth of ancestral 'killer apes', better follow the 'B...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 7, 2016: Depression and Joy
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
It’s a difficult thing to measure, but there are strong reasons for believing that the number of people struggling with depression has increased significantly in recent decades. Despite the evidence t...
Power in Play: Reclaiming Play in the Serious Work of our Lives
Melamed, Lanie
Article
1986
For too long, our culture has 'viewed play as appropriate only for children, and in some rare instances for adults (when they are artists, nursery school teachers, or living out their retirement years...

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Family Pastimes
Designing, making and distributing non-violent games as a positive alternative to war games and toys.

Sources Library

The Decline of Play and Rise in Children's Mental Disorders
Gray, Peter
2010
Rates of depression and anxiety among young people in America have been increasing steadily for the past 50 to 70 years. Today, by at least some estimates, five to eight times as many high school and ...
The Joy of Sex
A Cordon Bleu Guide to Love Making
Comfort, Alex
1972
A gourmet guide to love-making.