All aspects of this many-faceted subject are presented by the authors of this revised and enlarged edition of a book that has had a long and serviceable career. As the authors note, the many significant changes that have taken place in the field of recreation in the last two decades make revision at this time desirable.
Divided into four parts, the volume opens with an instructive review of the historical background of play. In part 2 is discussed the theory of play, in part 3 the need for play and in the last section administration of play.
Perhaps the most significant of these is that considering the need for play, in which the authors review in four chapters the many benefits provided by proper utilization of play. Special emphasis is given in this section on health instruction in schools. To the authors' credit, they have presented in proper focus the