Children's Playground Games and Songs in the New Media Age

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Children's Playground Games
© Jonnie Robinson of the British Library and Dr. Rebekah Willett of the Institute of Education explain their parts in this exciting research project into Children's Playground games. Building on the famous study of children's folklore collected by Peter & Iona Opie dating from 60 years ago, this new British Library website hosts material from two very different primary schools in Britain in the 21st century. It demonstrates how today's youngsters, far from being locked up at home playing computer games, are adapting the old and bringing some new songs and games onto the playground.




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