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I explored how play and playfulness changed across the lifespans of an international sample of adults aged 18 to 70. My research study was informed by phenomenological methodology and used interviews as a means of data collection. Participants were recruited from a number of platforms, including...
Play is a crucial activity in which children explore and interact with the environment through the manipulation of objects, developing cognitive, social and linguistic skills. Play in children with physical disabilities may be compromised due to their physical limitations and the lack of...
This observational study provides a multiple case comparison of the physical activity of preschool children during designated ‘free play’ within indoor play spaces at their preschool. The study assessed three recreational preschool program sites within the Municipality of Strathcona County,...
DEVELOPMENT OF AN ATTENTIVE USER INTERFACE FOR CONTROLLING A TELEROBOTIC HAPTIC SYSTEM TO SUPPORT PLAY IN CHILDREN WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIESDownload
BACKGROUND: Children with physical impairments may face difficulties when playing because of limitations in reaching and handling objects. Children with physical disabilities may have limited opportunities to play, and they may experience negative impacts on their social, emotional, or...
This study described the play experiences of daughters who were caregivers to their mothers with multiple sclerosis (MS). The experiences of four Canadian-Caucasian women aged 19-26 were captured using phenomenological methods of individual and focus group interviews, field notes, and artefacts....
Exploring the cultural construction of children's play in Thailand: an action research study with the Foundation for Child DevelopmentDownload
Children’s play has emerged as a global discourse (Fleer, 2009). Studies from diverse theoretical traditions have examined the role of play in child development; however, the dominant discourse of play has largely privileged Western European-heritage cultural practices, and as a result childhood...
Our personal and professional lives draw us to a shared interest in ‘identity’ and ‘relationships’, and our understanding is shaped by our lives as narrative inquirers. As we struggle to name this complexity we begin to play with metaphors; the metaphor of ‘kites’, and thus string, kite and kite...