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References, resources, and contacts

References specifically referred to or quoted from in the text are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Ayan, J. Aha!: Ten Ways to Free Your Creative Spirit and Find Your Great Ideas. New York: Crown Trade, 1997.

Bedford, Wilma and Jenny Robinson. More Life. Be in it Games. Sydney: ABC Enterprises, 1990.

Chenfeld, M.B. Creative Activities for Young Children. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Inc., 1983.

Davies, M. Helping Children to Learn through a Movement Perspective. London: Hodder and Stoughton Educational, 1995.

Fraser, D.L. Playdancing: Discovering and Developing Creativity in Young Children. Pennington, New Jersey: Princeton Book Company, 1991.

Green, Anne Gilbert. Teaching the Three Rs through Movement Experiences: A Handbook for Teachers. Minneapolis: Burgess Publishing Company, c1977.

* Hattie, John. "Influences on Student Learning". Inaugural Professorial Lecture: Professor of Education, University of Auckland, 2 August, 1999.

Hinson, Curt. "Teaching Creativity". Teaching Elementary Physical Education: The Independent Voice of Elementary and Middle School Physical Education, vol. 9 issue 4 (August 1998): pp. 24–25.

Lee, A. A Handbook of Creative Dance and Drama. Melbourne: Longman Cheshire Pty Ltd, 1985.

Manners, H.K. and M.E. Carol. A Framework for Physical Education in the Early Years. London: The Falmer Press, 1995.

* McLean, Chris, Mike Tapp, Carolyn Smith, and Jane Eyre. Athletes in Action: A Newspapers in Education Resource. New Plymouth; Hamilton; Auckland: Newspapers in Education, 2000. (photokit)

* Ministry of Education. Adventure Experiences in the School Grounds: Outdoor Education, Years 4–6. Wellington: Learning Media, 1999.

* Ministry of Education. Health and Physical Education in the New Zealand Curriculum (1999). Wellington: Learning Media, 1999.

* Ministry of Education. Music Education for Young Children. (Audio cassettes) Wellington: Learning Media, 1993.

Ministry of Education. The Arts in the New Zealand Curriculum. Wellington: Learning Media, 2000.

Murray, Sue. "The Wonderful World of Early Childhood Physical Education". Journal of Physical Education New Zealand, vol. 27 no. 2 (Winter 1994), pp. 22–26.

* Nelisi, Lino. Tane Steals the Show. Auckland: Ashton Scholastic, 1997.

North, M. Movement Education: A Guide for the Primary and Middle School Teacher. London: Temple Smith, 1973.

Orlick, T. The Co-operative Sports and Games Book: Challenge without Competition. New York: Pantheon Books, 1978.

Orlick, T. The Second Co-operative Sports and Games Book. New York: Pantheon Books, 1982.

R.E.A.L. for New Zealand Parents: The Magazine for Parents with Children from 4 to 14, Auckland: Learning Expressed, 1999–

* Sendak, Maurice. Where the Wild Things Are. New York: Harper and Row, 1963.

* Seuss, Dr. The Lorax. New York: Random House, 1971.

Szekely, George. From Play to Art. Portsmouth, N.H.: Heinemann Educational Books, Inc., 1991.

* Usmani, Arif. Maui. Auckland: Birdman Bros., 1992. (Sound recording performed by The Aunties.)

Wilks, S. Critical and Creative Thinking: Strategies for Classroom Enquiry. Armidale, N.S.W.: Eleanor Curtain, 1995.


The Ministry of Education would like to thank all those who contributed to the development of this book, particularly:

  • the principal writers, Margot Hinton and Rosemary Meyer;
  • Totara Grove School, Westmere School, St Mark's School, Pakuranga, and Waipu Primary School, where the photographs in this book were taken.

This is the online version of Creative Play, in the Curriculum in Action series published 2000 for the Ministry of Education by Learning Media Ltd, Box 3293, Wellington.