In preschool, learning often occurs within the context of children’s play activities with various toys and materials. Although much theoretical speculation has occurred, relatively little empirical research has examined how preschoolers’ play activities foster children’s learning and academic skill development. The current study extended previous research on dimensions of adolescent activity involvement to young children in preschool by assessing dimensions of activity involvement across and within curriculum-based and gender-based activity domains.
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- Partial requirement for: M.S., Arizona State University, 2010Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 94-100)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Family and human development