ERIC Number: EJ785810
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Rough and Tumble Play: An Investigation of the Perceptions of Educators and Young Children
Tannock, Michelle T.
Early Childhood Education Journal, v35 n4 p357-361 Feb 2008
This research investigated rough and tumble (R&T) play in two early childhood settings. Participants included 11 educators and 17 children (5 years old). The study focused on gaining an understanding of how early childhood educators and young children interpret R&T play. The results indicate that while there is perceived value in R&T related to the development of young children, educators are uncertain of how to manage the play. The results of this study demonstrate the need for early childhood programs to develop policies to guide how R&T is managed.
Descriptors: Play, Early Childhood Education, Teachers, Young Children, Childhood Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Child Development, Classroom Techniques
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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