The Resource Freedom to play, We Made Our Own Fun, (ebook)

Freedom to play, We Made Our Own Fun, (ebook)

Label
Freedom to play, We Made Our Own Fun
Title
Freedom to play
Title number
We Made Our Own Fun
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"When we were children we made our own fun" is a frequent comment from those who were children in pre-television times. However, what games, activities and amusements did children enjoy prior to the mid-1950s? Recollections of older Canadians, selections from writings by Canadian authors and letters written to the children's pages of agricultural publications indicate that for most children play was then, as now, an essential part of childhood. Through play, youngsters developed the physical, mental and emotional skills that helped them cope with life and taught them to get along with other children. In both rural and urban settings, children were generally free to explore their environment. They were sent outdoors to play by both parents and teachers. Their games were generally self-organized and physically active, with domestic animals acting as important companions and playmates. Children frequently made their own toys and equipment, and, since playing rather than winning was important, most children were included in games. Special days, holidays and organizations for children and youth provided welcome breaks from daily routines. Their lives were busy, but there was always time for play, always time for fun. Norah Lewis has provided an entertaining view of the toys, games and activities in Canada and pre-confederate Newfoundland from approximately 1900 through 1955. Her book will be of interest to historians, educators and sociologists, as well as anyone who lived through, or wants to know more about, those early years in Canada, and the games children used to play
Cataloging source
Midwest
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Sociology
  • Canada
  • Twentieth century
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Freedom to play, We Made Our Own Fun, (ebook)
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Publication
Distribution
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online resource
Carrier category code
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Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781554587315
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12147763
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12147763
System control number
MWT12147763
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Freedom to play, We Made Our Own Fun, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781554587315
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12147763
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12147763
System control number
MWT12147763
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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