Skipping games

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Skipping games

Article by:
Julia Bishop

Skipping games were once the most popular games in Britain but have recently been in decline, Julia Bishop explores the rise and fall of skipping games.

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An introduction to ball games

In this film Michael Rosen introduces the history of ball games.

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An introduction to skipping games

Article by:
Michael Rosen

Skipping games have a long history.

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Skipping games: an animation

This film explores the fun and complicated skipping games that children play.

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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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Creativity

Doctor Rebekah Willett explores how children bring imaginative narratives and language into their games such as running around games, socio-dramatic play, fantasy play and singing and dancing games.

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Gender

Steve Roud explores the way in which boys and girls play together on 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.