Preschoolers’ Play Behavior in Outdoor Environments: Effects of Traditional and Contemporary Playgrounds
playground behavior, elementary aged children behavior, children's social interactions
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.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Hart, Craig H. and Sheehan, Robert, "Preschoolers’ Play Behavior in Outdoor Environments: Effects of Traditional and Contemporary Playgrounds" (1986). Faculty Publications. 2613.
American Educational Research Journal
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
Educational Inquiry, Measurement, and Evaluation