Title

Preschoolers’ Play Behavior in Outdoor Environments: Effects of Traditional and Contemporary Playgrounds

Keywords

playground behavior, elementary aged children behavior, children's social interactions

Abstract

This investigation was undertaken to examine the differential influence of a traditional and a contemporary playground on preschool-age children’s social, cognitive, and physical play behaviors. The findings provided modest support for less physical play activity in a contemporary playground setting. However, there appears to be little differential playground influence on children’s verbal interaction, social play, and cognitive play behaviors between these two settings.

Original Publication Citation

Hart, C.H., & Sheehan, R. (Winter, 1986). Preschoolers' play behavior in outdoor environments: Effects of traditional and contemporary playgrounds. American Educational Research Journal, 23(4), 668-678.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

1986-01-01

Publisher

American Educational Research Journal

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Educational Inquiry, Measurement, and Evaluation

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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