Clapping games

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An introduction to clapping games

In the video Michael Rosen introduces the history of clapping games.

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Clapping games

Article by:
Julia Bishop

Clapping games have been a popular form of children's play for generations, Julia Bishop examines their continued popularity in 21st century.

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An introduction to clapping games

Article by:
Michael Rosen

Clapping games are the big recent success story of the playground and have exploded in popularity since the 1960s.

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Clapping games: an animation

View an animation exploring the tradition of clapping games on the British Library website.

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Continuity and Change

Professor Andrew Burn and Steve Roud discuss how childhood has changed over the last few decades.

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Media Cultures

Professor Andrew Burn explores the way in which media cultures influence children in the playground.

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Influences on children's play

The way children play can be greatly affected by numerous factors from media culture to the balance between the genders in the playgroup.