Play and movement, stimulators of learning in childhood


  • Manuela Valentini
  • Vanessa Morbidelli


The goal is to deepen the value that recreational activity assumes within the
academic context in order to stimulate not only learning, but also training
and education of the Person-whole child, in an important age period such
as Nursery and Primary school.
Initially it highlights the pedagogical thinking of the leading exponents of
the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries, from Rousseau to
Bruner and the importance they gave to playing games.
The second part analyzes some research that has demonstrated the importance
of the game and motor activity of the child in the development of
learning and personality.



How to Cite

Valentini, M., & Morbidelli, V. (2017). Play and movement, stimulators of learning in childhood. Formazione & Insegnamento, 15(1), 355–372. Retrieved from

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