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ERIC Number: ED286638
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 18
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A Study of Traditional Circle Games of Five-Year-Old United States Public School Kindergarten Children.
Rothlein, Liz; Einspruch, Eric
A total of 203 teachers of 5-year-olds in public school kindergartens representing 35 states responded to a questionnaire about traditional circle games. The teachers were asked to identify three of the favorite traditional circle games used in their classrooms and to indicate how often and how long the games were played. In addition, teachers were provided with a list of major purposes for including games in the curriculum, and asked to rank the purposes for the games they had identified. The most common pairing of estimates of frequency and duration was that of three times per week at 30 minutes per game. The three major purposes for which traditional circle games were played were those of providing fun, and fostering social and physical motor development. Music-movement and racing games were the major game categories mentioned. Specifically, "Duck, Duck, Goose,""Farmer in the Dell," and "Hokey Pokey" were the three most frequently identified traditional circle games named by respondents. Six data tables are included. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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