Children’s Landscapes

Adriana Friedmann

Ludic Transformation

Melina B. Alves Rocha

Post modern games

Vando Queiroz

Ludic Liberator of Labyrinths

Mônica Bernardo Toutin

A glance at the educator

Maity Lotufo L. de Moraes

Observations on Children's Universes

Luísa Jun Nagashima

Ludicity at the University: does this rhyme?

Daniela Gomes

Dialogues between Ludicity and Creative Process in Children's Art

Lynn Carone

Three Transdisciplinary Experiences of Ludic Formation

Daniela Gomes

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Basic Game Bibliography

Journal Bibliography

Child Education Journals

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Regional Games

The Project



The goal of the Brazilian RegionalGames Network Project is to create an exchange network between different institutions and/or individuals throughout the country, who value and rescue their regional games which are considered an heritage of local culture.


We believe that this inheritance of play can be enriched and disseminated in a more agile way, making use of the network, as well as increasing the exchange and the study and research of games and information between different regions of the country.


In the 70’s, an international project began developing with the intention of rescuing the Traditional Games of the world. This project was an initiative of the University of Belgrade, in Yugoslavia, and OMEP (World Organization for Early  Childhood Education and Care). However, it did not move forward as an international project.


In Brazil, the project started off in 1990 from the assembly and publication of the book "The Art of Play" by Adriana Friedmann (Ed. Scritta), by rescuing traditional games in the city of São Paulo. In 1993 a research study was conducted at Labrimp (Laboratory of Toys and Educational Materials) by the School of Education of the University of São Paulo (USP), a study that logged more than 1000 games in the Midwest, Southern and Northern regions of the country. In 1999, with the retrieval and the enhancement of play being encouraged in the institutions of Early Childhood Education, promoted by the Ministry of Education (MEC) through the new Curricular Parameters, different centers scattered throughout the country have reflected in this respect and conducted regional games surveys.


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NEPSID Journals

NEPSID Journal 1

Secrets of the Ludic World

NEPSID Journal 2

History and Symbolism of games, toys and universal play

NEPSID Journal 3

Dialogues on childhood and education

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Giving voice to children: challenges and priorities

History of the trajectory of sociology and anthropology in the field of childhood

Childhood play from zero to six

Children in riverside communities

Children from urban areas

Children from rural areas

What is childhood

The role of play in contemporary culture

Early childhood and violence

The new role of the educator

Traditional Games

The symbolic language of children

The challenges of play in the culture of the 21st century

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Adriana Friedmann's books can be found on AMAZON

Children's Language and Culture

Adriana Friedmann

The Art of Playing

Adriana Friedmann

Child Development Through Play

Adriana Friedmann

Playing in Children Daily Lives

Adriana Friedmann

The Symbolic Universe of the Child

Adriana Friedmann

Creative Dynamics

Adriana Friedmann

Paths for an Alliance of Childhood

Adriana Friedmann

Childhood, a web of looks

Adriana Friedmann

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Reflections and Thoughts on the Right to Play

 C&A Institute Volunteer's Guide

Adriana Friedmann

Publication of Transforming Schools Program