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Kids' Stuff: Children's Traditions of Play and Performance in Metropolitan D.C.

Nowhere is the essence of childhood revealed more authentically than in play. A vivacious and expressive play culture is still created and shared by children within the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area despite TV, Nintendo, other toys and entertainment manufactured by adults, and in the face of ever more difficult realities of growing up in the city. The 1993 Smithsonian Festival of American Folklife highlights some of these traditions of children's play and performance.

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