20 More Authentic Play Parties by Alan L. Spurgeon
Play parties are an American phenomenon with roots in children’s games songs from the British Isles. They are song, dance and game all in one. Play parties came about in rural America during the second half of the 19th century. Many of these authentic folk songs are still popular today. This is a one-of-a-kind collection, based on research and interviews of people who actually performed and attended play parties as children. Also included in this terrific resource are the movement instructions for each play party.