Peers and Play in Infants and Toddlers

  • Celia A. Brownell
  • Earnestine Brown
Part of the Perspectives in Developmental Psychology book series (PDPS)


By the preschool years, children spend long periods in play with other children. Their social play is jointly managed, complex, and facile. There also are identifiable and relatively stable individual differences in the affect, skill, and motivation to play with age-mates. These competencies set the stage for much of subsequent socioemotional and cognitive development (Hartup, 1983).


Individual Difference Social Skill Child Development Social Competence Social Play 
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  • Celia A. Brownell
    • 1
  • Earnestine Brown
    • 1
  1. 1.Psychology DepartmentUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

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