Playing with language: imaginative play, language development and technology
This chapter has been co-authored with Lisa Kervin, University of Wollongong. It considers the importance of building on children's innate creativity and imagination. This aspect will be discussed alongside the role of imaginative play in language and literacy development. The relationship between traditional play and digital play as a new way of playing with language is also explored.
Kervin, L., Ewing, R., Callow, J. & Rushton, K. (2016). Playing with language: imaginative play, language development and technology. In R. Ewing, J. Callow & K. Rushton (Eds.), Language and Literacy Development in Early Childhood (pp. 21-40). Port Melbourne, Australia: Cambridge University Press.