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ERIC Number: ED262914
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 13
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The "Holding Power" of the Computer: A Study of Young Children's Computer Time.
Williams, R. Ann; Beeson, Betty Spillers
When preschool children were given a choice of activities, they spent significantly more time working with puzzles/brissle blocks than they did working at a computer. Sex and age differences were not statistically significant. Wide individual differences in the "holding power" of both the computer and puzzles/brissle blocks were found. The range of time spent on the computer varied from 121 to 0 minutes. Time spent at the puzzle/block activity ranged from 294 to 4 minutes. It would appear that the computer is similar to other activities in a preschool; some children love it, others do not. The question for future research is whether children should be forced to work on the computer when they might choose some other activity. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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