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Recent books and chapters

The Child at School: Interactions with Peers and Teachers (2nd Edition).
By Peter Blatchford, Anthony Pellegrini, and Ed. Baines (2016) published by Routledge.




Children's games and playground activities in school and their role in development.
By Ed. Baines and Peter Blatchford (2011). In "The Oxford Handbook of the Development of Play" by Anthony Pellegrini (Ed.). Published by OUP.





Peer relations in school.
By Peter Blatchford and Ed. Baines (2010). In "International Handbook of Psychology in Education" by K. Littleton, C. Wood and J. Kleine Staarman (Eds.). Published by Emerald.





Social Life in School: Pupils' experiences of breaktime and recess from 7 to 16 years.
By Peter Blatchford (1998) Published by Falmer





Recent reports and articles on breaktimes, mealtimes, and children's social life in and outside of school

Children's social experiences with peers during school mealtimes.
By Ed. Baines and Helen MacIntyre (in preparation).

Children's independent mobility and travel to school.
By Ed. Baines and Peter Blatchford (2012), Available here

A randomised controlled trial of the effect of school food and dining room modifications on classroom behaviour in secondary school children.
By Storey, C.H, Pearce, J. Ashfield-Watt P., Wood L., Baines E. & Nelson M. (2011), In European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 65(1), 32-38.

School lunch and learning behaviour in primary schools: an intervention study.
By Golley, R., Baines, E., Bassett, P., Wood, L., Pearce, J., & Nelson, M. (2010), In European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 64, 1280-1288.

Sex differences in the structure and stability of children's playground social networks and their overlap with friendship relations.
By Baines, E. & Blatchford, P. (2009), In British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 27, 743-760.

Invited Nuffield seminar on 'A follow up national survey of breaktimes in primary and secondary schools.
By Blatchford, P. & Baines, E. (2008). Nuffield Foundation, London.

A follow up national survey of breaktimes in primary and secondary schools: final report to Nuffield Foundation.
By Blatchford, P., & Baines, E. (2006). Available from www.breaktime.org.uk

A short term longitudinal study of children's playground games in Primary school: implications for adjustment to school and social adjustment in the USA and UK..
By Pellegrini, A., Blatchford, P., Kato, K. & Baines, E. (2004). In Social Development, 13(1), 105-123.

The social context of school playground games: sex and ethnic differences and changes over time after entry to junior school. .
By Blatchford, P., Baines, E., & Pellegrini, A. (2003). In British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 21(4), 481-505.

A short term longitudinal study of children's playground games across the first year of school.
By Pellegrini, A., Kato, K., Blatchford, P. & Baines, E. (2002). In American Educational Research Journal, 39(4), 991-1016.

Playground games: their social context in elementary/junior school.
By Blatchford, P., Pellegrini, A., Baines, E., and Kentaro, K. (2002). Final Report to the Spencer Foundation, September 2002

Time for a break: the developmental and educational significance of breaktime in school.
By Pellegrini, A and Blatchford, P. (2002). Published in The Psychologist, 15,2, 60-62

The state of play in schools.
By Blatchford, P. (2001). In Avgitidou, S. (Ed.) Play: Current Research and Educational Approaches, Athens: Tipothito - Giorgos Dardanes (p329) (in Greek)

Friendships at school: the role of breaktimes
By Blatchford, P. (1999). Published in Education 3-13, 27,1, 60-65.

The state of play in schools.
By Blatchford, P. (1998). Published in Child Psychology and Psychiatry Review, 3,2, 58-67.

What do we know about breaktime?: Results from a national survey of breaktime and lunchtime in primary and secondary schools.
By Blatchford, P. and Sumpner, C. (1998). Published in British Educational Research Journal , 24,1,79-94

The state of play in schools.
By Blatchford, P. (1998). Published in Woodhead, M.,Faulkner, D., and Littleton, K. (Eds.) Making Sense of Social Development, Published by London: Routledge.

Changes to Breaktime in Primary and Secondary Schools.
By Blatchford, P. and Sumpner, C. (1996) Final Report to Nuffield Foundation.