Playful interaction: occupational therapy for all children on the school playground.

@article{Bundy2008PlayfulIO,
  title={Playful interaction: occupational therapy for all children on the school playground.},
  author={Anita Bundy and Tim Luckett and Geraldine Naughton and Paul Joseph Tranter and Shirley Wyver and Jo Ragen and Emma Singleton and Greta Spies},
  journal={The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association},
  year={2008},
  volume={62 5},
  pages={
          522-7
        }
}
We examined the impact of an intervention on the playfulness of 5- to 7-year-old children who are developing typically. Materials that had no defined purpose were placed on a school playground for 11 weeks. The Test of Playfulness (ToP) was used to compare videotaped play segments pre- and postintervention. Teachers who did playground duty were interviewed regarding changes in play. ToP data were analyzed using a Wilcoxon signed-ranks test. Interview data were analyzed for themes. ToP scores… CONTINUE READING

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