Dr. Howard Chudacoff, George L. Littlefield Professor of American History and Professor of Urban Studies at Brown University has extensively researched and documented children’s play throughout the history of the United States. What follows from his research, Children at Play: An American History, is a fascinating look at the continual conflict between parents’ and society’s insistence that play be structured and supervised to teach morals and models of behavior, and children’s desire to be free of supervision in the natural world, devising their own games and imaginary play. Book signing to follow lecture.
Biology/Physics Building, Storrs campus, Room 130
No registration required—FREE
Adults and children ages 8 and above. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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