Playing Corners and Playing Interests of Preschool Children

Laraswati, Anna Maria Eka and Pudjibudojo, Jatie K. and Sulistiyarso, Haryo (2010) Playing Corners and Playing Interests of Preschool Children. In: The International Conference Early Childhood and Youth Development, June 24-25, 2010, Widya Mandala Catholic University Surabaya.

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Playing is a very important and inseparable aspect in children's life. It is a means for children to learn. Preschool children need comfortable and safe playing grounds where they can explore their curiosity and play without interruptions at playing corners, where they can find various toys suited to their interests. This research sought to find out the e influence of playing corners to preschool children's playing interests. The independent variable for the research is playing corners, divided into three, which are Art, Dramatic Play, Manipulative and Block. The dependent variable is the playing interests of pre-school children. The research subjects are 12 students of a playgroup in Surabaya. The research is an experimental research with one group pretest-posttest design. The analysis used is the non-parametric multi layer-marked test. The non-parametric statistical analysis showed that there is an influence of playing corner towards children playing interests before and after the treatment. (first p-post one= 0.002, second p-post = Q.002, and third p-post = 0.003). Statistical test results also showed that there is a difference of intensity and playing frequency for post one, two, and three at playing corners of dramatic play, manipulative and block, and art. The influential factors are children's boredom and their high curiosity. This makes them tend to try new things. Therefore, it would be better to periodically switch playing corners to other themes.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Playing Corner, Playing Interests, Pre-school Children
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Psychology > Department of Psychology
Depositing User: Ester Sri W. 196039
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2018 05:59
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2018 05:59

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