ERIC Number: ED462147
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Jan-1
Friendships among 4 & 5 Year Olds in Day Care.
This study involved observation of 4- and 5-year-olds in a day care setting, focusing on how they developed and maintained friendships with other children in day care. Children were observed twice a day for 3 weeks as they engaged in outdoor play, dramatic play, and manipulative play. Observations included which children played with each other and who initiated the play. Findings revealed that children often changed play partners and activities, and that they often played with different peers outside and inside the classroom. A survey of parents also indicated that most children talked with their family members about what their peers from day care did in school. (EV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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