Play and Exploration in Children and Animals

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Contents
Prefacexi
1 Introduction1
Unanswered Questions About Children's Play2
Purpose of This Book7
Assumptions of the Present Approach8
Difficulties With the Present Approach9
Overview11
PART I: SOLITARY OBJECT EXPLORATION AND PLAY15
2 Solitary Object Exploration and Play in Animals17
Modes of Object Manipulation19
Studies of Undifferentiated Object Manipulation23
Studies of Object Exploration35
Studies of Object Play39
Studies of Tool-Use47
Gender Differences in Solitary Object-Directed Behavior51
Summary and Conclusions: Animal Research52
3 Solitary Object Exploration and Play in Children55
Studies of Undifferentiated Object Manipulation During the First 2 Years56
Studies of Object Exploration63
Studies of Object Play77
Studies of Tool-Use92
Studies in Non-Western Cultures98

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