ERIC Number: EJ721334
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb
Reference Count: 28
The Significance of Play and the Environment around Play
Vickerius, Maria; Sandberg, Anette
Early Child Development and Care, v176 n2 p207-217 Feb 2006
The purpose of this study is to increase the knowledge and understanding of play and its significance, to illuminate play and its significance to the individual and the social interplay, and also to compare the environment around play today with adult memories of environments in childhood. The purpose of the study is also that the result and the content can lead to deeper knowledge about play and its significance for the individual and social interplay. Personnel, parents and children from the age of three to five years were interviewed, drew a scene of a play and gave a description of play. The significance of play for the social interplay that this study shows is that it is fun, children and adults appreciate and learn from each other, and it is a way to be together and get insight into how the other thinks in play.
Descriptors: Play, Interpersonal Relationship, Context Effect, Child Development, Foreign Countries, Freehand Drawing, Recall (Psychology), Children, Parent Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Preschool Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sweden