Children's Play and Learning in Brazil

  • Ilka Dias Bichara
  • Celina Maria Colino Magalhaes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Yumi Gosso, Briseida D. Resende, Ana M. A. Carvalho
    Pages 1-16
  3. Priscila Tavares Priante, Iani Dias Lauer-Leite, Irani Lauer Lellis
    Pages 29-41
  4. Vera Maria Barros de Oliveira
    Pages 43-52
  5. Celina Maria Colino Magalhaes, Luísa Sousa Monteiro Oliveira, Cleusa Kazue Sakamoto
    Pages 53-64
  6. Luana Carramillo-Going, Márcia de Castro Calçada Kohatsu, Eliana Aparecida Miranda de Paulo
    Pages 65-81
  7. Paula Sanders Pereira Pinto
    Pages 83-98
  8. Sabrina Torres Gomes, Shinata Alvaia de Menezes
    Pages 99-113
  9. Bianca Becker, Fabrício Souza, Ilka Dias Bichara
    Pages 115-131
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 133-139

About this book


This book presents for the first time in English language an overview of the research done in Brazil in the field of studies of children’s play. The volume brings together contributions from researchers of the Working Group Toy, Education and Health, of the Brazilian National Association of Research and Graduate Studies in Psychology (ANPEPP), including empirical studies and literature reviews about indigenous children, riverside communities, urban children in situation of social vulnerability, projects of early childhood education and the ludic possibilities of digital technologies. It aims to show the cultural diversity of Brazil expressed in its children’s play, providing valuable resources for international researchers of play interested in intercultural studies. 


Children's play Brazilian children Play spaces Play culture Child development Peer culture Indigenous children Riverside communities Cultural diversity Early Childhood Education Early Childhood Development Child Wellbeing Play and digital technologies

Editors and affiliations

  • Ilka Dias Bichara
    • 1
  • Celina Maria Colino Magalhaes
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of PsychologyFederal University of BahiaSalvadorBrazil
  2. 2.Center of Theory & Research of BehaviorFederal University of ParáBelémBrazil

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