• Corpus ID: 210385246

Play Across the Generations: Perceptions of Changed play Patterns in Childhood: Play Across the Generations:

@article{McQuade2019PlayAT,
  title={Play Across the Generations: Perceptions of Changed play Patterns in Childhood: Play Across the Generations:},
  author={Laura McQuade and Marian McLaughlin and Melanie Giles and Tony Cassidy},
  journal={The Journal of social sciences and humanities},
  year={2019},
  volume={5},
  pages={90-96}
}
While the structure and opportunity for child play has changed across the generations, there is little empirical evidence on how it has changed and the potential impact on child development. Focus group interviews were used to retrospectively explore perceptions of play with 35 participants. Thematic analysis identified themes including active versus passive play, creative play, freedom to play, social / group play and solitary / lone play. Changing play patterns were linked to obesity and… 
1 Citations

Tables from this paper

What Do Preschool Teachers and Parents Think about the Influence of Screen-Time Exposure on Children’s Development? Challenges and Opportunities

Children’s exposure to screens has been increasing in recent years and so has the concern about its impact on children’s development. This study aims to analyze preschool teachers’ and parents’ views

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 45 REFERENCES

Childhood Transformed? Risk Perceptions and the Decline of Free Play

This research used a qualitative approach to explore six parents' views on how their fear of risk might be shaping their children's play and found that their children were now more likely to take part in activities supervised by adults.

‘Eyes on where children play’: a retrospective study of active free play

The purpose of this study was to examine factors that influenced childhood active free play. Participants were 13 young adults who resided in one western Canadian city. They took part in

In the shoes of young adolescent girls: understanding physical activity experiences through interpretive description

The purpose of this study was to understand how adolescent girls experience and make meaning of the ways in which they are active within their daily lives. Using an interpretive description

Physical activity play: the nature and function of a neglected aspect of playing.

This review suggests that forms of physical activity play serve primarily immediate developmental functions, with consecutive age peaks: rhythmic stereotypies peaking in infancy, exercise play peaking during the preschool years, and rough-and-tumble playpeaking in middle childhood.

Preschool peer interactions and readiness to learn: Relationships between classroom peer play and learning behaviors and conduct.

Promoting young children's readiness to learn is a national priority. This mandate is clearly stated within the first of our National Education Goals, which reads that all American children will

How American Children Spend Their Time

The purpose of this article is to examine how American children under age 13 spend their time, sources of variation in time use, and associations with achievement and behavior. Data come from the

Childhood Obesity — What We Can Learn From Existing Data on Societal Trends, Part 1

  • R. Sturm
  • Education
    Preventing chronic disease
  • 2005
The main findings of this article are the following: one, the free time of children has substantially declined because of increased time away from home, primarily in school, day care, and after-school programs, and participation in organized activities (including sports) has also increased.

Play, Learning and the Early Childhood Curriculum

List of figures About the Author Preface A Note from the Author Add-on Material Understanding Play: Complexity and Challenge Understanding Children's Learning: Contemporary Theoretical Perspectives

Changes in American children's time, 1981–1997