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Author Lewis, Norah L.
Title Freedom to Play : We Made Our Own Fun.
Imprint Waterloo : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2006.

Author Lewis, Norah L.
Subject Amusements -- Canada -- History -- 20th century.
Play -- Canada -- History -- 20th century.
Description 1 online resource (225 pages)
Summary "When we were children we made our own fun" is a frequent comment from those who were children in pre-television times. But what games, activities and amusements did children enjoy prior to the mid-1950s? Recollections of older Canadians, selections from writings by Canadian authors and letters written to the children's pages of agricultural publications indicate that for most children play was then, as now, an essential part of childhood. Through play, youngsters developed the physical, mental and emotional skills that helped them cope with life and taught them to get along with other chil.
Contents List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY; Betty Bell: The Fair Land; Anna V.M. Robinson: Happy Mountaineers; Fanny Heeks: Good Times at Oakville; Don Clay: The Absolute Freedom We Had; Helga Erlindson: A Trip on a Steamer; Wild Rose: Wild Flowers; Eileen Scott Campbell: We Were Free to Roam; A Farmer Boy: (untitled); R.B. Green: We Always Found Something to Do; Earl Sherman: I Was Into Everything When ItCame to Sports; Peggy Sherman: Songs to Sing, Games to Play, and Places to Explore; Rex G. Krepps: When Our Parents Were Away.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780889207318 (electronic bk.)
0889207313 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 753479527
Additional Format Print version: Lewis, Norah L. Freedom to Play : We Made Our Own Fun. Waterloo : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, ©2006 9780889204065

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