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American Journal of Play

The American Journal of Play  is an interdisciplinary journal written for a diverse international readership.

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Volume 15, Number 3

Volume 15, Number 2

Volume 15, Number 1

Volume 14, Number 3

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American Journal of Play cover, issue 15-3 with red wagonThe third issue of volume 15 of the American Journal of Play is a special themed issue focused on the work and legacy of Russian psychiatrist Lev S. Vygotsky (1896-1934). It features an interview with guest editors and eminent Vygotsky scholars Elena Bodrova and Deborah J. Leong, who discuss why Vygotsky’s play research and theories are still vital today. The issue also includes articles that explore private speech and sociodramatic play, fake play in preschools, conceptual PlayWorlds in early childhood classrooms, and a framework for observing and teaching bilingual and English-only players.

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