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ERIC Number: ED472748
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jan-21
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Levels of Social Play: Observing and Recording Preschoolers.
Barbakoff, Sondra; Yo, Yang Pei
Noting that observing preschool children at play allows teachers to understand how individual children develop their social skills, this article describes different levels of social play and shows how teachers may use a running record and check list to assess such play. Children are described as engaging in onlooker play, solitary play, parallel play, and associative play. The article notes that different toys and play centers encourage different levels of social play and how children move in and out of these levels as they play. Included in the article are selected detailed examples of running records for six children, check lists for eight children, and a drawing of a preschool room layout for 4-year-olds. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Anecdotal Records; Anecdotes; Parallel Play; Play Learning; Representative Anecdotes; Solitary Play