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Mother of Invention, The (1/3)

This is also part of this series: Promise of Play Series, The (3)

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School Bd/College/University DVD: $150

Subjects: Psychology, Sociology

Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: Direct Cinema
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 56 mins
Country of Origin: United States
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2000
Available in French: No

Play helps us to adapt to the world. Primatologist Jane Goodall, professor and play theorist Brian Sutton-Smith and other experts explain the underlying mystery of play's role in our lives. We learn about chimpanzees and ape play at Sydney's Taronga Zoo in Australia. At a preschool in Pennsylvania, we examine the social skills that play instills in youngsters on the playground. At an elementary school, we look at the way teachers use play to enhance learning. The ability to master and enjoy a changing world may depend on how well we play.