In the video Michael Rosen introduces the history of clapping games.
Clapping games have been a popular form of children's play for generations, Julia Bishop examines their continued popularity in 21st century.
Clapping games are the big recent success story of the playground and have exploded in popularity since the 1960s.
View an animation exploring the tradition of clapping games on the British Library website.
Professor Andrew Burn and Steve Roud discuss how childhood has changed over the last few decades.
Professor Andrew Burn explores the way in which media cultures influence children in the playground.
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